Bracken blasts out South Australia for 29
NSW 2 for 233 (Jaques 154*) lead South Australia 29 (Bracken 7-4) by 204 runs
South Australia chose to bat in overcast conditions after winning the toss, but the decision backfired spectacularly as they were bowled out in 80 minutes. Five batsmen - Tom Plant, Mark Cosgrove, Callum Ferguson, Mark Cleary and Shaun Tait - made ducks, and only a last-wicket stand of five, the second-highest of the innings, helped South Australia crawl past the previous lowest total of 27, also set by SA at the SCG in 1955-56.
When NSW batted it was a totally different story. Greg Mail made 31 in a 92-run opening stand with Phil Jaques, who cruised to an unbeaten 154 at the close.
Shaun Tait, South Australia's highly regarded fast bowler, produced nothing like the menace of his New South Wales counterparts, ending the day with 0 for 67.