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Goodwin quells Bulls' pace attack

By Tom Wald 11/01/2004 10:01:10 PM Comments (0)

Murray Goodwin's memorable summer rolled on with his effortless Pura Cup century leaving Western Australia in a strong position against Queensland.

The former Zimbabwe Test batsman made 156 and scorched the Bulls' attack on a boiling opening day, recording 104 runs in the last session as the home side romped to 6-378 by stumps.

Kade Harvey (4no) and Beau Casson (0no) were the unbeaten batsmen after Queensland rallied in the final hour with three wickets.

Goodwin has scored 753 first class runs this summer at 83.66 after cashing in for his third Pura Cup hundred following the home side's decision to bat first.

But the visitors have the luxury of knowing bottom-placed WA has not taken 20 wickets in a match this summer.

In-form Chris Rogers (94) earlier fell six runs short of his second century in three days just before tea with spearhead Michael Kasprowicz (2-61) having him caught behind.

Rogers had his fair share of luck with Kasprowicz having a confident lbw appeal turned down early in his innings while captain Jimmy Maher dropped him at short cover on 65.

The World Cup squad member sent a scare through his camp after leaving the field in the middle session following the sharp chance off Ashley Noffke's (1-75) bowling.

Maher only suffered bruising to the hand and returned shortly after.

But the injury concerns continued for the visitors with Kasprowicz leaving the ground for an hour with suspected leg problems, before bowling an over near stumps.

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