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Chris Tremain helped NSW fight back after they were bowled out for 233
Chris Tremain marked his return to Sydney with a bang, scalping three wickets in his first two overs to leave Victoria reeling at 2/3. Tremain's strikes shook Victoria after they themselves had produced a fine bowling display to bowl the hosts out for 233. Victoria though managed to steady themselves somewhat after that Tremain burst, ending the opening day's play at 68/3 with Travis Dean and Jonathan Merlo batting unbeaten on a pair of 32.
The Victoria-NSW Sheffield Shield clash at the SCG was delayed by a day after the visiting team all-rounder Will Sutherland tested positive for Covid-19. The game was greenlighted to start on Saturday after others returned negative test results. That was the precursor to a frenetic morning session in which Daniel Hughes began in sprightly fashion after NSW were inserted into bat.
Hughes put on 69 for the second wicket captain Kurtis Patterson before Matthew Short's double-strike, to dismiss Patterson and Moises Henriques, set the hosts back. Xavier Crone added another two wickets through the middle before debutant Hayden Kerr pushed NSW's total towards respectability by scoring an unbeaten 62 off 75 balls. The final two wickets for NSW added 47 runs, and could yet be a significant factor in the remainder of this game.
Brief scores: NSW 233 (Daniel Hughes 70, Hayden Kerr 62*; James Pattinson 2-32, Jonathan Merlo 2-14) lead Victoria 68/3 (Travis Dean 32*; Chris Tremain 3-23) by 165 runs.