Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Khawaja, Renshaw put Queensland on top. Khawaja scored 119 as Queensland declared on 487/6
Khawaja scored 119 as Queensland declared on 487/6
Queensland v Tasmania
Usman Khawaja (119) and Matt Renshaw (120*) continued on the good work done by Marnus Labuschagne as Quensland ended Day 2 of their Sheffield Shield game versus Tasmania on top. Tasmania were 150 for 4, still in arrears by 337 at the close of play. The pair of Khawaja and Renshaw shared a stand of 155 to put Queensland in pole position.
Eventually, Queensland declared their innings at 487 for 6. On the other hand, Riley Meredith bagged a couple of wickets. Matthew Kuhnemann, Gurinder Sandhu and Connor Sully then shared the spoils to peg Tasmania back. In fact, Sully picked up a wicket off the first ball of his Sheffield Shield career. Jordan Silk (45*) and Beau Webster will resume the innings for Tasmania on Day 3.
Brief scores: Queensland 487/6 decl. (Marnus Labuschagne 136, Matt Renshaw 120*; Riley Meredith 2-59) lead Tasmania 150/4 (Jordan Silk 45*; Matthew Kuhnemann 2-48) by 337 runs.
Western Australia v South Australia
Nathan McAndrew and David Grant shared nine scalps to bowl Western Australia out for 299 in their first innings, but South Australia still find themselves behind in the game. South Australia closed the day at 68 for no loss in their second dig, still trailing by 103 runs. Grant, whose role model is Glenn McGrath, and McAndrew ran through the lower order to give South Australia a glimmer of hope of making a comeback. In fact, Danial Worrall was the only other bowler to pick up a wicket for the side. For WA, Hilton Cartwright top-scored with 73. Jake Weatherald and Henry Hunt then steered South Australia to stumps by playing out 23 overs.
Brief scores: South Australia 128 (Lance Morris 3-26) and 68/0 (Jake Weatherald 28*) trail Western Australia (Hilton Cartwright 73; David Grant 4-76) by 103 runs.
New South Wales v Victoria
In what has turned out to be a low-scoring affair, Victoria edged ahead against New South Wales, finishing Day 2 at 75 for 1, in front by 123. Earlier, Scott Boland, Mitchell Perry and Jon Holland had ripped through the cream of NSW's batting unit to clean them up for just 151 and gain the vital first innings lead of 48. Boland was the leader of the pack and returned impressive figures of 4 for 34. Marcus Harris and Peter Handscomb, the skipper, then shared an undefeated alliance of 53 for the second wicket to help the side end the day on a good note.
Brief scores: Victoria 199 (Nic Maddinson 87, James Seymour 34; Sean Abbott 6-38) and 75/1 (Marcus Harris 41*) lead New South Wales 151 (Kurtis Patterson 48; Scott Boland 4-34) by 123 runs