Queensland 7 for 273 (Labuschagne 117, Peirson 66) v New South Wales
Marnus Labuschagne made it two centuries in his first two innings of the season on a compelling day against New South Wales highlighted by his duels with Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon.
A fifth-wicket stand of 136 between Labuschagne and Jimmy Peirson lifted Queensland from 4 for 115 although New South Wales struck late with the second new ball, including the wicket of Labuschagne in the final over of the day to Trent Copeland, to even up the contest.
In his first outing of the season Starc claimed two wickets but Lyon went wickless through 15 overs and was dominated by Labuschagne. In the 41 deliveries Lyon bowled to him, Labuschagne scored 44 runs which included consecutive reverse sweeps to reach his century from 151 balls.
His contest with Starc had been equally good viewing as the left-arm quick tried to ruffle his…