Queensland 243 (Burns 97, Neser 55, Copeland 5-74) trail New South Wales 7 for 382 (Maddinson 87, Abbott 79*, Swepson 3-97) by 139 runs
A blistering 87 from Nic Maddinson put New South Wales in control of the Sheffield Shield clash in Wollongong.
Maddinson smashed 11 fours and two sixes in his 63-ball innings, which helped the Blues pass the Bulls’ first-innings total with five wickets in hand.
Sean Abbott and Peter Nevill then combined for an unbeaten 130-run stand for the eighth wicket. Abbott moved to 79 not out at stumps while Nevill was 52 at the close of play.