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Hughes, Larkin tons hand NSW the edge

South Australia 380 (Carey 110*, Cooper 89, West Three-88) lead New South Wales zero for 223 (Larkin 109*, Hughes 105*) by 157 runs

The second double-century opening stand of the season from New South Wales pair Daniel Hughes and Nick Larkin dragged the Blues again into the recreation towards South Australia at the SCG.

Just three weeks after piling up a 251-run stand towards Queensland in Canberra, the pair once more made twin a whole bunch to depart the Blues simply 157 runs behind in the first innings with 10 wickets in hand.

Both males confirmed excessive endurance. Larkin struck simply 4 fours and two sixes in his third first-class century. Hughes absorbed 254 balls for his 105 not-out and solely discovered the boundary seven instances, in his fifth first-class century.

The Redbacks cycled by means of seven bowlers with out making the breakthrough.

Earlier, Alex Carey made his second Sheffield Shield century. He completed 110 not-out as the Redbacks had been bowled out for 380. Tom Cooper wasn’t in a position to make his third hundred of the Shield season falling for 89 early in the morning. He was caught brilliantly down the leg aspect by Peter Nevill from a regulation leg look.

Carey did not get a lot assist from the Redbacks tail however they hung round lengthy sufficient for him to achieve his century with a robust strike down the floor off Steve O’Keefe. Blues debutant Greg West completed with Three for 88.

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