South Australia 1 for the 240 and 89 trails Queensland 342 (Burns 85, Clayton 67, Bazley 64, McAndrew 5-93) by 13 runs
The Burns were run out for 85 on the third day of the Shield in Adelaide, before the Bulls were all out for 342 for 2 in reply to South Australia’s 240.
The Redbacks then went to stumps for 89 for 1, still trailing by 13 but with a draw now the most likely option on the final day on Wednesday.
But after the first session on Tuesday, it looked like Queensland would be able to push on to a big first innings lead and a clear result.
With Burns and Jack Clayton (67) at the crease, the pair put on a 115-run partnership to put the lead close to 200.
Then eyeing his first Shield ton in 21 months, Burns went for a quick single after going back to a ball and pushing it to the offside.
Jack Carder then pounced on the ball, picked it up with one hand and in one fell swoop down the bowlers’ end-stump to run out the former Test opener.
“It sucked. I couldn’t believe I ran out myself,” Burns said. “I felt like an idiot walking off the field. Very disappointing. At lunch we were really happy with where we were.
“Obviously it didn’t go to plan in the second session, it probably started with a run-out which is very unfortunate.”
After claiming Sam Trolloff’s skull on Monday evening, he edged out Sam Hazlett and Jimmy Pearson after lunch on the cheap on Tuesday.
He then took the key wicket of Max Bryant’s cutting at gully, with a ball that hit the right-hander’s body and left him with little space.
The right-armer’s five-wicket haul was completed when Xavier Bartlett pulled him to deep square leg, only to suffer a nasty blow to the ankle immediately after the balls.
“It’s nice to be back contributing with the ball,” McAndrew said. “It’s been a rocky start for me with the ball, just struggling with injuries. So getting that rhythm back and feeling strong at the crease and like I’m contributing for the boys.”