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Cricket news - Neser's fifer keeps WA to 138 on opening day

Neser picked three in the top order and two later in the day.

Tasmania vs New South Wales, Hobart

Looking for an outright win to all but seal their spot in the final, New South Wales posted a strong 311/7 on Day 1 of their Shield encounter against Tasmania. Put in to bat first, NSW openers Daniel Hughes and Nick Larkin did commendably well to see through the first session and put on a 99-run opening stand that set the platform. A bunch of wickets at regular intervals in the middle saw them reduced to 189 for 5 by the end of the 63rd over but Jason Sangha and Jack Edwards put on a 74-run partnership to arrest the slide. The pair fell in quick succession but an unbeaten partnership of 46 took the team past the 300-run mark with three wickets still in hand.

Brief scores: New South Wales 311/7 (Nick Larkin 67, Daniel Hughes 61, Jack Edwards 44; Jackson Bird 3-71) vs Tasmania.

South Australia vs Victoria, Adelaide

South Australia were bowled out for a modest 260 in their first innings despite valuable half-century knocks from skipper Travis Head, and Tom Andrews, before reducing Victoria to 28/1 at stumps. Opting to bat first, SA found themselves reeling at 140 for 6 courtesy James Pattinson's three-fer. Head took them past the 200-run mark while Andrews stitched handy partnerships with the tail to help their side to a decent score. The table-toppers then had eight overs to negotiate before stumps. The openers did well by putting on 28 runs in seven overs before Nick Winter broke through and sent Marcus Harris packing with four balls to go in the day.

Brief scores: South Australia 260 (Travis Head 67, tom Andrews 59; James Pattinson 3-52, Chris Tremain 3-38) lead Victoria 28/1 (Marcus Harris 16; Nick Winter 1-17) by 232 runs.

Western Australia vs Queensland, Perth

Michael Neser's fifer was the highlight of the 15-wicket day at WACA in Perth which saw Western Australia wrapped up for 138, and Queensland reduced to 95 for 5 in reply, by stumps. Barring Sam Whiteman, none of the other Western Australia batsmen managed to cross 20 as Neser picked three in the top order and two later in the day to complete his fifer. In reply to WA's 138, Queensland were reeling at 49 for 4 - of which Joe Burns had scored 31 alone - and then 66 for 5 before Sam Heazlett and Nesser put on N unbeaten 29-run partnership for the sixth wicket to put take their side close to the 100-run mark.

Brief scores: Western Australia 138 (Sam Whiteman 38; Michael Neser 5-15) lead Queensland 95/5 (Joe Burns 31, Sam Heazlett 28*; Joel Paris 2-15) by 43 runs.

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