Matthew Wade Just Destroyed Queensland’s Tail End With The Ball

Pure destruction

Matthew Wade Just Destroyed Queensland’s Tail End With The Ball Image: Cricket Australia

Tasmania wicketkeeper Matthew Wade is known to roll the arm over on occasion.

He famously sent down a Test over against Sri Lanka in Hobart in 2012, and once took Joe Burns’s wicket Burns had made a ton against Victoria.

Today he reinforced his quick bowling credentials, wrecking Queensland’s lower order in a destructive spell at the Gabba.

Wade took 3/13 in 3.4 overs, having Mitch Swepson caught at gully, Jimmy Perison (who’d made 61) caught at slip, and trapping Brendan Doggett LBW to bring the Bulls’ innings to a close.

The spell quadrupled Wade’s previous first class wicket tally, taking it from one to four.

He also sent down some bouncers to really show the tail enders who’s boss.

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Wade’s career average is now quite respectable:

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Maybe he’ll be able to find a way back into the Australian team after all.

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Despite Wade’s heroics, Tasmania are miles behind in the game — they were rolled for 115 in response to the Bulls’ first innings of 255, and after Queensland made 285 they now need an unlikely 425 to win the match outright.

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