NSW v Queensland, Sydney, 2nd day November 23, 2013

Carters, Bollinger put NSW in command

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Queensland 3 for 53 (Bollinger 3-26) trail New South Wales 9 for 397 dec (Carters 154, Nevill 70, Boyce 3-80) by 344

Ryan Carters and Doug Bollinger put New South Wales in a strong position against Queensland on the second day in Sydney. Carters scored his maiden first-class hundred to take NSW close to 400, and Bollinger picked three wickets in five overs to leave Queensland at 21 for 3 in the seventh over.

NSW started the day at 140 for 3 but lost Moises Henriques on the first ball of the day to Michael Neser. Once Kurtis Patterson was bowled by Cameron Boyce for 22, NSW were struggling at 187 for 5. Carters and Peter Nevill took them to safety by stitching a 144-run partnership and crossed 300. Carters scored 154 with the help of 17 fours, before being trapped lbw by Nathan Hauritz. Carter's ton and Nevill's 70, along with useful contributions from Trent Copeland and Sean Abbott, helped the team put on a formidable 397 before declaring.

In the 15 overs Queensland batted, they lost all three wickets to Bollinger, who trapped Greg Moller lbw for a duck in the first over and then bowled the other opener Nathan Reardon for 3 in the fifth over. Just when Usman Khawaja reached double-figures, he was caught behind in the seventh over. Queensland avoided any more damage in the next eight overs with the help of Chris Lynn and Peter Forrest, who were unbeaten on 18 and 13 respectively.

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  • Dummy4 on November 24, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    Khawaja will never play cricket for Australia again. Too many youngsters are starting to step up -- Lynn, Maddinson, Silk all have better averages, Travis Head is showing his potential... Doolan looks pretty good but needs some more runs... Hughes is still really young and just scored a double century. Whilst at the age of 27, Khawaja should be in his prime and scoring piles of runs consistently, leading the Bulls to victory, but he still seems to lack the confidence or the temperament when the going gets tough to become a big time player.

  • Graham on November 24, 2013, 6:51 GMT

    Chris_P; I think people still remember Paine the way he was before that cruel injury. Since his comeback, his hand still not right and hes trying to learn how to play again. His keeping and batting is now well back in the pack. If he can rediscover the old form yes he should play, but at the moment I think he is a long way from it and not sure his hands are ever going to allow him to get back to where he was. Hard luck for him, as if he was never injured he would be playing in the test side now.

  • Peter on November 23, 2013, 23:51 GMT

    He is a very accomplished keeper, as is Nevill, therein lies the problem. Has he got enough to be considered a future Aussie keeper? And if so, will Nevill step aside & play as a batsman (he is good enough to) or not? I haven't seen him keep personally so can't judge. Paine should be the next man after Haddin. I have seen Hanscomb keep & this guy deserves a run with the gloves, Wade should give them up & concentrate on his batting, he is good enough to grab an Aussie batting spot IMHO.

  • James on November 23, 2013, 14:14 GMT

    This Carters guy is a good player. He gets a few hundreds actually, i know it's his first firstclass one but he gets a lot against touring teams and he did well against England last week. Good to see him smash a big one here.

    Australian cricket's future looks as if it's slowly coming into shape with lots of young players around the country starting to step up.

  • Amith on November 23, 2013, 13:40 GMT

    Dungerbob i agree with you on carters, he looks like a really good player.@F before last Christmas, Khawaja was the second top scorer in shield behind Hughes and then the rest were a fair way behind. The problem is that they have done Khawaja's in with the constant dropping and moving positions in the batting order. He is a top order batsman and that is where he should play and be given a full series after a solid shield season. Its early in the shield season so he should be back to his best as he was in the Ryobi cup. Glad to see so many batsman putting their names. up.

  • Mariam on November 23, 2013, 13:36 GMT

    Avirup you are kidding me mate, Khawaja was Bulls leading batsman last shield season, and was also the Bulls best Ryobi batsman this year. Sure he hasn't had the best start to the shield season but its only game 3. Great to see Dougie bac in form.

  • rob on November 23, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    Carters and Abbott are both players to watch in the next few years. Abbott reminds me a bit of Harris in his slightly chest on action. Carters scored those runs against England in the warm up if I'm not mistaken. .. I don't like to make big predictions or anything but it is nice to see some young blokes making some runs and getting wickets. .. Good one by Dougie too. I'd like to see Lynn get some runs for Qld now. A competitive shield is a healthy shield.

  • Android on November 23, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    khwaja is like a badani or venugopal who looks delicate during his career long 20s 30s.very disappointed player nsw must feel lucky that he is not with them now.

  • Android on November 23, 2013, 9:27 GMT

    good day nsw but how many times this guy Travis head miss centuries.

  • Rishyan on November 23, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    Does Doug Bollinger still exist?

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