New South Wales 3 for 102 trail Queensland 342 (Renshaw 170, Somerville 5-110) by 240 runs

Teenage Queensland opener Matt Renshaw turned his maiden first-class century into an imposing score of 170 as the Bulls posted 342 in their first innings against New South Wales in Mackay. At stumps on the second day, the Blues had moved along to 3 for 102 in reply, with Kurtis Patterson on 41 and Ben Rohrer on 22 after spinner Jason Floros picked up two wickets on the slow surface.

The Bulls had started the day at 4 for 215 with Renshaw on 116, and his patience did not desert him as he finished with 170 from 395 deliveries when he was caught off the spin of Will Somerville. It was one of five wickets for Somerville, who finished with a career-best 5 for 110 after he also picked up the wickets of James Hopes and Mitch Swepson.

The New South Wales innings started badly when opener Daniel Hughes was caught off the bowling of Billy Stanlake for a second-ball duck. Floros got rid of Ed Cowan for 22 and Nic Maddinson for 13 but by stumps the Patterson-Rohrer partnership had moved along to 38, although plenty of work remained if New South Wales were to avoid a first-innings deficit.