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Test hopeful Joe Burns recorded a superb century for Queensland as returning paceman Mitchell Starc took just the one wicket for the Blues on day two

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Head blasts quick-fire half-century

South Austraila captain Travis Head took the attack to Western Australia, combining with Callum Ferguson in a 122-run stand before being dismissed for 66 off 61 balls

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South Australia batsman Callum Ferguson took apart Western Australia in their Sheffield Shield opener, bringing up triple-figures in quick time before departing for 101

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White's fine form continues at the MCG

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In his bid for a Test recall, Joe Burns survived a testing examination from NSW's strong bowling attack late on day one before pushing on the next day to make an excellent 129

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Wade posts 78 for Vics

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Test seamer Josh Hazlewood picked up 4-70 from 22 overs in Queensland's first innings in NSW's Sheffield Shield opener at the Gabba

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Extended Highlights: Quicks hand Vics momentum

Test hopeful Peter Siddle helped reduce Tasmania to 4-93 still 322 runs behind Victoria at stumps on day two of their Sheffield Shield match at the MCG

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