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Larkin, Hughes tons put New South Wales on top

New South Wales 279 & Three-360 dec (Larkin 175*, Hughes 116, Swepson 2-116) lead Queensland 260 & 2 for 51 (Burns 37*, Hazlewood 1-Eight) by 328 runs

Nick Larkin drives on his strategy to a maiden first-class fifty Getty Images and Cricket Australia

An excellent 258-run opening stand between Nick Larkin and Daniel Hughes and an aggressive declaration has put New South Wales within the field seat at stumps on day three towards Queensland in Canberra.

Larkin and Hughes each made centuries to the put Blues able to declare late on day three to set the Bulls 380 to win.

Larkin made his second first-class hundred and his highest first-class rating. He confronted 290 balls and struck 23 boundaries to complete with 175 not out. Hughes made his fourth first-class hundred, scoring 116 earlier than the partnership was lastly damaged by Mitchell Swepson proper on the stroke of tea.

The Blues got here out swinging after the break piling on one other 102 runs earlier than declaring with 15 overs remaining within the day.

The transfer paid dividends instantly with Josh Hazlewood claiming Matt Renshaw caught behind for simply 6. Renshaw was given out trying to chop a ball that bounced a little bit larger than he anticipated and was visibly displeased with the choice.

Marnus Labuschagne fell within the subsequent over caught down the leg aspect for four, glancing a swinging ball from Mitchell Starc.

Joe Burns performed positively within the ultimate hour shifting swiftly to 37 not out from 49 balls with 5 fours as Queensland reached stumps with eight wickets in hand nonetheless needing 329 on the ultimate day for an unlikely victory.

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