New South Wales v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Sydney November 8, 2011

Blues pressing for outright

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South Australia 266 (Cooper 98, Klinger 49, Katich 3-29) and 1 for 59 v New South Wales 6 for 474 declared

New South Wales were pressing for outright points against South Australia having enforced the follow-on when rain brought another early finish on day three of the Sheffield Shield match at Bankstown Oval in Sydney.

The Redbacks were bowled out for 266 on day three, as Tom Cooper's stroke-laden 98 was not accompanied by enough support on a pitch that had started to deteriorate.

Simon Katich was again a stand-out for NSW with the ball, claiming 3-29 while the rest of the wickets were shared by the rest. Josh Hazlewood bowled well to return 2-21 from 11 overs,

Falling 208 short of the home side's total, SA were sent in again and reached 1 for 59 when rain brought the early close, Ben Dougall completing a nondescript debut when he was out for 14 to the bowling of Mitchell Starc.