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Bollinger stars as Blues romp Bulls

AAP logoAAP 28/10/2016 Scott Bailey

On the same day another Aussie quick entered the Test scene, former national paceman Doug Bollinger sent a reminder to selectors his career isn't over yet, condemning Queensland to a 225-run Sheffield Shield flogging at the Gabba.

The 35-year-old was the chief destroyer for NSW, claiming 4-32 as the Bulls lost 9-88 in the opening session of the final day, collapsing to be all out for just 139 in pursuit of the 365-run victory target.

And while South Australian Joe Mennie was on Friday picked in Australia's 12-man squad for the opening Test against South Africa in Perth next week, Bollinger continued to turn back the clock for the Blues.

It was enough for former Australian quick and NSW assistant coach Geoff Lawson to suggest he was still good enough to play Test cricket.

"Absolutely, he is as likely as anyone to get out anyone in Australia at the moment," Lawson responded when asked if he could still play for Australia.

Fresh from claiming 15 wickets at 22.8 in NSW's successful one-day cup campaign, Bollinger started Queensland's rot when he took the prized scalp of Test batsman Usman Khawaja in the third over of the day, caught at fine leg.

"Dougy has always bowled well," Khawaja said.

"Every time I've faced him I felt like he's bowled well."

Joe Burns, who smashed a century in the first innings before being overlooked for Australian selection on Friday, then had his day go from bad to worse when he was also caught hooking off Josh Hazlewood in the following over.

Hazlewood claimed two for the day as his preparations remained on-track for the first Test, while Nathan Lyon bowled with great control to finish with figured of 2-30 from 14 overs.

Bollinger then returned to rip through the lower order, claiming Chris Hartley, Mitchell Swepson and Luke Feldman in quick succession to leave Queensland reeling.

"We didn't bat well enough, didn't execute well enough, and you can't do that against a Test bowling line up," Khawaja said.

Tailenders Michael Neser and Luke Feldman showed the only real resistance, before Trent Copeland finished the job to round out the resounding win.

Queensland had earlier held a three-run first-innings lead, having declared at 6-330 in reply to NSW's 7(dec)-327.

However, a David Warner century in a 230-run opening stand with Ed Cowan in the Blues' second innings set up a massive lead.

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