South Australia chase result after McSweeney ton against former team-mates

South Australia chase result after McSweeney ton against former team-mates

queensland 82 by 1 trail South Australia 359 for December 5 (Hunt 162, McSweeney 112*) for 277 runs

Nathan McSweeney’s century against his former Queensland Sheffield Shield teammates allowed South Australia to declare at day two tea and chase a result in their clash with the rain-hit Gabba.

Wet weather again robbed both sides of time early on Tuesday before Redbacks batsmen Henry Hunt (162) and McSweeney (112 not out) continued what they had started a day earlier.

Hunt was eventually dismissed attempting to bowl Mark Steketee into the stand to end a 212-run stand, and South Australia then picked up the pace before declaring at the tea break.

Queensland reached 82 points by 1,277 runs behind. Matt Renshaw was the only wicket to fall, the left-hander’s light hitting ending when he clipped a ball off his pads to a juggling Jake Fraser-McGurk at square leg.

Bryce Street started carefully before taking his shots, while Joe Burns was cautious to ensure no further damage was done before bad light stopped play.

It was former Australian under-19 talent McSweeney’s second Shield century this season and his third in 22 first-class matches. He debuted for Queensland as a 19-year-old in 2018 before moving to South Australia ahead of the 2021-22 summer and has captained Australia A this year.

“Coming from Queensland, I don’t have [first-class] He runs at the Gabba before,” said the 24-year-old. “It’s good to spend time in the middle with grandpa here and with dad.

“The Gabba are already underway, so I hope there are more to come. There will be long days now. [to make up for time lost to rain]”There is still time to recover and if we play well tomorrow we will have a good chance to win this game.”