TASMANIA has struck with both bat and ball to confirm its advantage in the Sheffield Shield final.
At stumps on day two, Queensland is 1-12, having been forced to face six late overs after finally dismissing the Tigers for 419.
Luke Pomersbach is on 4 and Peter Forrest 8.
Ben Hilfenhaus gave the Tigers the perfect start when he clean bowled Greg Moller with the first delivery to the delight of his teammates and those spectators that had hung around in the afternoon sun.
The bowling breakthrough followed some excellent lower-order defiance from the Tigers' batsmen.
Led by Shield final specialist Luke Butterworth's excellent 86, Tasmania recovered from a perilous 7-269 to pile on another 150 runs.
Fellow all-rounder James Faulkner added 46.
EARLIER: TASMANIA has been bowled out for 419 late on the second day of the Sheffield Shield final in Hobart.
Luke Butterworth (86) and James Faulkner (46) put on 125 for the 8th wicket, while Bulls skipper James Hopes finished 4-71 from 40.4 overs.
Queensland will face six overs before stumps.
EARLIER: A SPELL of 3-16 after lunch has Queensland back in contention at tea on day two of the Sheffield Shield final against Tasmania.
The Tigers had looked comfortable after day one's opening partnership of 133 but the Bulls quicks hit back by claiming the wickets of Jonathan Wells (5), Tim Paine (0) and George Bailey (42).
This followed their morning's toil when they removed overnight batsmen Ricky Ponting (35) and Jordan Silk for a 358-ball 461-minute 108.
The Tigers' talented all-rounders James Faulkner (20) and Luke Butterworth (33) steadied the ship, absorbing more than 100 deliveries between them to take the score to 7-325 when light rainfall prompted an early tea.
EARLIER: QUEENSLAND took as many wickets in the first session of day two as it had in all of day one to edge its way back in to the Sheffield Shield final against Tasmania.
Having gone two sessions without a scalp the Bulls are now back in with a roar at 4-252 after dismissing the overnight combination of Ricky Ponting and Jordan Silk.
The former Test captain again fell to his nemesis James Hopes, lbw for 35, before Silk finally left the field seven and three-quarter hours after taking it.
The textbook defender's most unlikely of dismissals - holing out to Luke Pomersbach in the deep off Michael Neser - ended his knock of 108 off a phenomenal 358 deliveries.
At lunch Bailey is on 29 and Jonathan Wells 4.
EARLIER: BATTING sensation Jordan Silk has this morning brought up his second Shield century in as many matches on the second morning of the Sheffield Shield final.
Silk's hundred came off 341 balls with 11 boundaries, with the Tigers 3-225,
The wicket of Ricky Ponting for 35, caught in front by James Hopes, has been the only down point of the morning for Tasmania.
Skipper George Bailey is unbeaten on 14.
Tasmania, as the home side in the final, only needs a draw to take home the Shield.