Queensland 6 for 221 (Floros 72*) v New South Wales
Sean Abbott and Steve O'Keefe each picked up two wickets as Queensland's batsmen struggled on the first day of their Sheffield Shield match at the SCG. At stumps, the Bulls were on 6 for 221 with Jason Floros on 72 and Jack Wildermuth on 4, and it had been slow going with a scoring rate of only 2.3 an over after Queensland chose to bat.
Scott Henry was out hit wicket in the second over of the day and Abbott then struck in his first over, when he had Sam Heazlett lbw for 9. Abbott claimed his second when he had Marnus Labuschagne caught for 3, and Queensland were in trouble at 3 for 24. Nathan Reardon fell to the bowling of Moises Henriques for 23 and O'Keefe then bowled opener Matt Renshaw for 45.
Floros and Chris Hartley rebuilt the innings with a 120-run stand that ended when Hartley was stumped for 48 late in the day off the bowling of O'Keefe. The players from both sides wore black armbands in tribute to Phillip Hughes, who died a year ago to the day after being struck by a bouncer in a Shield game at the SCG two days earlier.