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Harry Conway bagged five wickets as NSW bundled out Queensland for 153 at the Gabba

Queensland vs New South Wales, Brisbane

Hosts Queensland were shot out for 153 on the opening day on a well-grassed pitch, with Harry Conway picking 5 for 17 in an impressive bowling display. He was supported by Sean Abbott's three-wicket haul while Mitchell Starc remained without a wicket. Marnus Labuschagne was the only standout with 140-ball 69 for the home side, who lost Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja and Matt Renshaw for a sum total of 57 runs. Labuschagne was out to Conway in the 67th over, starting where Queensland lost their last five wickets for 13 runs.

In reply, New South Wales were tottering at 14 for 3, all three wickets going to Cameron Gannon. Steven Smith even registered a five-ball duck on his return to first-class cricket in Australia but David Warner and Nick Larkin helped weather the storm, stitching a calm 36-run stand that saw the visitors to stumps.

Brief Scores: Queensland 153 (Marnus Labuschagne 69, Harry Conway 5-17) lead New South Wales 50/3 (David Warner 27*, Nick Larkin 12*; Cameron Gannon 3-17) by 103 runs

Victoria vs South Australia, Melbourne

Nic Maddinson and Marcus Harris kicked off Victoria's Sheffield Shield season with fantastic hundreds, putting on 220 runs for the first wicket at the Junction Oval. At Stumps on Day 1, Maddinson was unbeaten on 195, hitting 21 fours and four sixes, while Will Pucovski remained unbeaten on 45, having put together a century stand. Harris, Australia's Test opener, finished on 116, a score he called a "bit annoying", knowing he's missed out on a big total on a flat wicket. He was dropped on 37 and 61 en route to his hundred before getting out to Nick Winter later in the day. That remained the only wicket picked by a bowling attack still wet behind the ears.

Brief Scores: Victoria 361/1 (Nic Maddinson 195*, Marcus Harris 116) v South Australia

Western Australia vs Tasmania, Perth

Opting to bat first, hosts Western Australia were bowled out for 337 on the opening day, with Marcus Stoinis top-scoring with 61. Jackson Bird, Riley Meredith and Lawrence Neil-Smith picked three wickets apiece. With the hosts uncertain at 99 for 4, Josh Philippe (48) helped add 120 runs for the fifth wicket with Stoinis but both batsmen fell in the space of four balls. Josh Inglis and Ashton Agar then put 51 runs for the seventh wicket, setting the stage for a respectable total over 300.

In response, Tasmania openers Alex Doolan and Jordan Silk played out five overs for four runs to see their side to stumps on Day 1.

Brief Scores: Western Australia 337 (Marcus Stoinis 61, Josh Philippe 48; Jackson Bird 3-51, Riley Meredith 3-79, Lawrence Neil-Smith 3-81) lead Tasmania 4/0 by 333 runs

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