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Queensland 4 for 331 (Khawaja 131, Renshaw 84*, Peirson 60*) v South Australia
A batsman who looks increasingly under pressure for his Test place made a low score, one who is among the most prolific players in the world bagged a duck and two former Test batsmen filled their boots on the opening day at Glenelg.
Usman Khawaja probably won't come into consideration for Australia's Test squad, and Matt Renshaw certainly won't, but the former made his first century since February 2019 and the latter closed within touching distance of his first for two-and-a-half years.
Joe Burns' hold on the Test opening berth appears more tenuous by the day - across town Will Pucovski piled up another big hundred - as he fell for 10 in the sixth over, given caught behind via an inside edge although he did not seem thrilled by the decision.
Marnus Labuschagne then bagged his second consecutive duck, walking into a wide delivery and edging to slip, to leave Queensland 2 for 11. Khawaja and Bryce Street added 128 for the third wicket followed by a 103-run partnership between Khawaja and Renshaw, before the day was capped by a boundary-studded half-century from Jimmy Peirson.
Khawaja was the aggressor in Queensland's early recovery as Street took 107 balls to reach double figures. Street had started to make progress when he fell to a stunning short leg catch by Henry Hunt who parried the ball up then held the rebound.
That gave Lloyd Pope his lone success of the day but it was another tough outing for the legspinner who conceded a run-a-ball. Khawaja, especially, enjoyed his regular loose offerings while Renshaw did not miss out on many.
Khawaja's previous century had been his Test hundred against Sri Lanka in Canberra and he reached three figures off 149 balls against the first delivery of the evening session. He eventually fell to the deserving Wes Agar, edging to Callum Ferguson at first slip in his last first-class match, but Queensland rattled along in the final session which brought 159 runs in 38 overs.
Peirson was largely responsible for that, hitting 48 off his 60 runs in boundaries, and the stand with Renshaw was unbroken on 89 on another tough day for the South Australia attack.
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