Maddinson puts New South Wales in command

Nic Maddinson holes out to fine leg Cricket Australia

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.

Mitchell Swepson picked up three wickets for the Bulls but conceded more than five runs an over. Mark Steketee nabbed both openers in quick succession in the morning session.

NSW 4th innings Partnerships

1st0NCR LarkinDP Hughes
2nd40KR PattersonDP Hughes
3rd24MC HenriquesKR Patterson
4th8NJ MaddinsonKR Patterson
5th53NJ MaddinsonP Uppal
6th6PM NevillNJ Maddinson
7th25PM NevillTA Copeland
8th35PM NevillSA Abbott
9th35SNJ O'KeefePM Nevill
10th17PM NevillHNA Conway