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Hughes and Larkin unbeaten in MCG stalemate

Nick Larkin works into the leg side Getty Images

New South Wales 294 (Abbott 54, Nevill 50, Larkin 50, and 0 for 129 (Larkin 68*) drew with Victoria 7 for 307 dec (Pucovski, Maddinson 59, Handscomb 54, O'Keefe 5-80)

Victoria and New South Wales played out a sedate final day at the MCG before the teams shook hands on a draw.

Daniel Hughes and Nick Larkin put on an unbroken opening stand of 129 with no chance of a result being forced. New South Wales started marginally behind, but once they avoided losing any early wickets the action fizzled out.

The draw consolidates New South Wales' position at the top of the table after they started the season with four consecutive wins although the gap to second has been narrowed after Queensland's two-day victory over Tasmania.

There is one more round of Sheffield Shield matches before the BBL break.