Duffield strikes give Western Australia a chance
Western Australia 205 & 0 for 51 need 314 runs to beat New South Wales 291 & 278 (Smith 70, Khawaja 55, Duffield 6-77)
Western Australia require a further 314 runs for victory over New South Wales after the visitors set them a testing 365 at the WACA. Half-centuries to Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja helped the Blues to 278 in their second innings, but they suffered regular setbacks from Ryan Duffield.
Duffield finished with 6 for 77 on a hot day at the WACA, as the Warriors attempted to fight back after giving up first-innings points. Smith fell to Duffield for 70 shortly before lunch when he hit to gully while Khawaja pushed the spinner Michael Beer to short midwicket on 55.
Peter Nevill, who was unbeaten on 48, and Stuart Clark (32) ensured a healthy total when they put on 46 for the ninth wicket. At stumps, Western Australia were 0 for 51, with Liam Davis on 30 and Wes Robinson on 14.
The fast bowler Mark Cameron was a mid-match addition after Doug Bollinger was called into the Test squad to prepare for Friday's game in Adelaide. Western Australia also suffered a disruption when Mitchell Marsh picked up an ankle injury in his fourth over.