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Henriques narrowly misses ton as NSW press for victory

Moises Henriques dominated for New South Wales Getty Images

South Australia 380 & 0 for 18 trail New South Wales 8 for 541 dec (Hughes 134, Larkin 109, Henriques 99) by 143 runs

Moises Henriques fell one agonising run short of a second Sheffield Shield century of the season as New South Wales piled up a huge first innings total against South Australia at the SCG.

After Daniel Hughes and Nick Larkin plundered twin centuries on day two, Henriques piled on the runs. Both openers fell early in the morning session.

Henriques cruised to 99 from just 119 balls before falling caught and bowled to the part-time left-arm spin of Redbacks opener Conor McInerney. Henriques was his first Sheffield Shield wicket.

Peter Nevill made 57 but also fell to part-time spin. Jake Lehmann finished with the pick of the figures of 2 for 17 from four overs as the Redbacks used eight bowlers.

Of great concern for the Redbacks was that in-form quick Daniel Worrall was assessed for a back injury. He only managed 10 overs in the innings and won't bowl again in the match.

The Blues declared 161 runs in front and asked the Redbacks to face six overs before stumps. McInerney and Jake Weatherald survived the pace of Sean Abbott and the spin of Steve O'Keefe.