Henriques takes five as Queensland stumble
New South Wales 323 and 1 for 39 lead Queensland 307 (Hopes 72, Hartley 67, Henriques 5-17) by 55 runs
Moises Henriques returned outstanding figures of 5 for 17 in only his second first-class match as New South Wales managed a slender first-innings lead of 16 on the second day of their Pura Cup match against Queensland. Despite a 108-run seventh wicket stand between James Hopes (72) and Chris Hartley (67), the Bulls only managed 307, while New South Wales finished the day on 1 for 39, an overall lead of 55.
Henriques got into the act when he dismissed Jimmy Maher, the Bulls' captain, for 41. That was the third wicket of the innings, and Brendan Nash and Clinton Perren fell soon after as Queensland, resuming the day on 0 for 29, slumped to 5 for 107.
Hopes and Hartley then got together in a crucial partnership to ensure Queensland got close to the Blues' total. Hopes lashed ten fours and needed just 79 balls for his knock, while Hartley was more patient, playing out 113 deliveries. Henriques returned to nail Hartley, and though the lower order made useful contributions, the Bulls still fell short of New South Wales' total.
The Blues lost Jaques for a duck in their second innings, but Greg Mail and Ed Cowan ensured against further setbacks.