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Cricket news - NSW make victory push after Nevill-Abbott stand

The overnight pair of Peter Nevill and Sean Abbott put on a substantial stand for the hosts

The overnight pair of Peter Nevill and Sean Abbott put on a substantial stand for the hosts

New South Wales vs Queensland

Only Usman Khawaja stood in the way of New South Wales' victory push as the Queensland batsmen faltered in the face of a 135-run first-innings deficit in Sydney.

Starting the day with a narrow lead, the overnight pair of Peter Nevill and Sean Abbott put on a substantial stand for the hosts to create a fair separation between the two teams. Queensland ran through the lower order once the 159-run stand was broken, but a lot of the damage had been done.

Just how much damage though? Well, enough for their batsmen to feel the heat which arguably played a role in breaking the opening stand with Will Bryce getting run out. New South Wales chipped away regularly from that point onward, with the lone resistance coming from Queensland captain Khawaja's unbeaten half-century. It'll take a greater effort from him, and some support at the other end, to overturn the defeat which looms on the horizon.

Brief scores: Queensland 240 & 111 for 5 (Usman Khawaja 53*; Sean Abbott 1/10) trail New South Wales 375 (Moises Henriques 116, Peter Nevill 88, Sean Abbott 86; Michael Neser 4-60) by 24 runs

Tasmania vs South Australia

Ben McDermott was central to Tasmania's recovery effort as he infused some life into a contest that South Australia seemed to have under control at one point.

Trailing by 94 on the first innings, Tasmania found themselves four down with just 55 on the board as Wes Agar blew their top open with a three-fer. However, McDermott - walking in at five - found good support, first through wicketkeeper-batsman Jake Doran and later through Lawrence Neil-Smith to chart a comeback trail for the hosts, who were ahead by 149 at the close of Day 3.

Brief scores: Tasmania254 & 241 for 6 (Ben McDermott 88*, Jake Doran 44; Wes Agar 3/44) lead South Australia 346 by 149 runs.

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