New South Wales 4 for 45 (Herrick 3-25) v Victoria
The fast bowler Jayde Herrick put Victoria in a strong position on the opening morning at the SCG, but by the end of the day it was the rain that was in control of the match. The weather forced the players from the ground half an hour before lunch and they did not get back on, leaving New South Wales at 4 for 45 at stumps.
Herrick picked up 3 for 25 and left the new Blues captain Steve O'Keefe to rue his decision to bat. Herrick removed Nic Maddinson for 8 and the debutant Tim Cruickshank for 15, before he also accounted for Ben Rohrer, who was lbw for 8.
Herrick could have had a fourth wicket, when Moises Henriques edged to slip before he had scored but was put down by David Hussey. Clint McKay collected the other wicket, bowling the debutant opener Scott Henry for 5. Henriques was on 1 and Simon Katich had made 6 when the rain arrived.