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Cutting blasts Bulls into pole position against SA
Ben Cutting celebrates his century against the Redbacks. Pic: Getty Images

Ben Cutting’s 109 off 78 balls helped Queensland to 398 all out against South Australia on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at the Gabba.

The Bulls fast bowler, who brought up his maiden first class century off the last ball before lunch, was caught in the deep looking to add to his twelve fours and four sixes.

Gary Putland was the pick of the Redbacks bowlers finishing with five for 100.

Coming to the crease at 6-242, Cutting tore into the South Australian attack hitting boundaries to all parts of the ground to swing the momentum of the game firmly into Queensland’s favour.

No bowler escaped but he was particularly severe on Australia spin bowler Nathan Lyon whose consecutive overs went for 32 runs.

The Redbacks even resorted to putting seven men on the boundary towards the end of the session to stop Cutting reaching three figures, but he did so with a leg glance off the bowling of Sam Miller.

Resuming at 5-202, Bulls skipper James Hopes scored 47 before edging Gary Putland behind and Chris Hartley made 34 before falling leg before to Lyon.

Usman Khawaja was the Bulls’ main contributor on day one scoring 88 in difficult conditions.

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