Tasmania build lead over Qld in Shield

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Queenslanders Bryce Street and Jimmy Peirson struck centuries before a bullish declaration sought to breathe life into their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania.

Street's 143 and Peirson's unbeaten 106 highlighted Queensland's 5(dec)-355 in reply to Tasmania's first innings of 6(dec)-500.

The Bulls declared 145 runs behind an hour after tea on Saturday's third day of play.

The Tigers moved to 1-59 at stumps, a lead of 204, with Queensland hoping to be tasked with a final-day run chase on a placid pitch at Adelaide's Karen Rolton Oval.

"For the declaration that we gave them, I would hope that they give us a chance to have a result," Street said.

"It would have been easy for us to keep batting and get a lead ... but this is probably the best way that a result is going to happen.

"The ball is in their court."

Street's fourth first-class century and highest score at the level featured 14 fours and three sixes from 334 balls.

And Peirson added timely acceleration, striking 13 fours in his unbeaten 168-ball knock.

The pair combined for a 162-run partnership, steadying the Bulls after they slipped to 4-172.

"You lose another one or two wickets there, you're really starting to look at a monstrous deficit and following on," Street said.

"To be able to score somewhat quickish, to keep pushing the game forward and try to keep getting a result ... it worked in our benefit."

Street lost two partners in the opening session - captain Usman Khawaja and Matt Renshaw.

Khawaja made 20 before edging a wide leg-side ball from Sam Rainbird (2-80) and being superbly caught by wicketkeeper Ben McDermott, diving low to his right to complete a one-hander.

Renshaw made 11 and was trapped leg before wicket to spinner Jarrod Freeman after the left-hander tried to turn a fullish ball to the leg-side but missed.

Freeman finished with 2-92 from 33 overs with Lawrence Neil-Smith (1-44) the other successful bowler.

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