Gurinder Sandhu took five wickets as the Queensland Bulls charged to a comprehensive Sheffield Shield win over Tasmania at Allan Border Field on Saturday.
The Tigers crumbled in their second innings, being bowled out for 139 as the Bulls stormed to an innings and 172-run win.
Former Tigers paceman Sandhu was Queensland’s chief destroyer, taking 5-41 off 17 overs.
Among his scalps were opener Caleb Jewell (29) and Ben McDermott, who only made one to complete a horror match after he was dismissed for a duck tn Tasmania’s first innings of 147.
In his return to the Shield arena after an 11-month hiatus from cricket, former Test captain Tim Paine was Tasmania’s not out batsman in the Tigers’ second inning, scoring an unbeaten 29 from 53 balls.
Earlier, the Bulls made 458 in their only innings of the match to give themselves a 309-run lead.
After Marnus Labuschagne’s 127 on Friday, wicket-keeper Jimmy Peirson also scored a century, with his 123 being the batting highlight of Saturday’s play.
Paceman Riley Meredith was the best of Tasmania’s bowlers, finishing with 5-96 from 30.4 overs, while Paine gloved five catches behind the stumps.
In the other Shield match being played in Adelaide, South Australia was 0-38 at the end of day three’s play, needing 387 more runs to secure a win over Victoria, who declared their second innings closed at 7-344.
Peter Handscomb was the best of Victoria’s batsmen, making 132 from 183 balls.