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Henriques picked up four wickets in the match and composed a crucial fifty in the second innings © Getty
New South Wales completed an impressive three-day win over Queensland at the Gabba. Moises Henriques (78) and Jack Edwards (40) took the score to 298, setting Queensland a 264-run target that proved too many. The hosts were shot out for 89, with Sean Abbott starring with figures of 5 for 31 and Henriques, again in the thick of things, chipping in with three wickets. Abbot’s double strike with the new ball set the chase off steam early on before a 40-run stand between Matt Renshaw and Charlie Hemphrey was ended by Henriques to hasten the end.
Brief Scores: New South Wales 150 & 298 (Moises Henriques 78, Daniel Hughes 68; Michael Neser 3-73, Billy Stanlake 3-79) beat Queensland 185 & 89 (Matt Renshaw 31; Sean Abbott 5-31) by 174 runs.
Western Australia beat South Australia by six wickets in Perth, breaking little sweat in chasing down 243. Cameron Bancroft (52) and Sam Whiteman (44) played in contrasting fashion to put on a 112-run opening stand and slice a major chunk out of the target. Even though both batsmen fell in back to back overs, a 61-run stand for the third wicket between Josh Inglis (wk) and Mitchell Marsh took the hosts closer, nullifying Joe Mennie’s three wickets. Earlier, South Australia could add just 22 runs to their total, with Matthew Kelly ending with a six-wicket haul.
Brief Scores: South Australia 159 & 240 (Travis Head 72, Matthew Kelly 6-67) lost to Western Australia 157 & 243/4 (Josh Philippe 53*, Cameron Bancroft 52; Joe Mennie 3-55) by 6 wickets
Nic Maddinson’s third consecutive hundred in the Sheffield Shield helped Victoria pile 376 for 7 at stumps on Day 1. With Marcus Harris, who hit 94, Maddinson put on 170 runs for the second wicket after Victoria had lost two wickets for 7 runs to Riley Meredith. Jackson Bird, wicketless with the new ball, picked a couple of wickets towards the end of the day but the damage had been done on a flat MCG track.
Brief Scores: Victoria 376/7 (Nic Maddinson 136, Marcus Harris 94; Riley Meredith 3-69, Jackson Bird 2-72) vs Tasmania