New South Wales v Queensland, Pura Cup, Sydney, 2nd day March 5, 2004

Bevan and Steve Waugh rescue New South Wales

Wisden Cricinfo staff

New South Wales 4 for 177 (Bevan 71*, S Waugh 65) trail Queensland 9 for 418 dec (Bichel 112, Nye 102) by 241 runs

Into the shadows: Steve Waugh leaves the field after making 65 © Getty Images
A 108-run partnership between Steve Waugh - playing his last game at the Sydney Cricket Ground - and Michael Bevan rescued New South Wales and helped them to a respectable 4 for 177 at close of play on the second day of the Pura Cup match against Queensland. Waugh fell in the penultimate over of the day for 65, but Bevan remained undefeated on 71. Earlier, Andy Bichel (112) and Aaron Nye (102) put together 189 for the seventh wicket, allowing Queensland to declare at 9 for 418.

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