Fraser-McGurk’s Spectacular Century Overshadows Richardson’s Return and Renshaw’s Struggles in Test Audition

In his first Sheffield Shield match since November 2022, Jhye Richardson made a striking impression by taking 4 wickets for 36 runs from 23 overs while playing for Western Australia. Usman Khawaja achieved his 41st first-class century while batting at No.4. Richardson injured his right shoulder recently but it did not cause any problem during the match. He had a healthy partnership of 116 runs along with Jack Clayton. At one point, Queensland was in a difficult position, being 3 wickets down for just 2 runs. Earlier, Tasmania and New South Wales had an engaging encounter too. The match at Sydney, has been unpredictable with Tasmania having the edge after two days. With their first inning total of 224, New South Wales batting collapsed at a score of 224 with a splendid performance from Lawrence Neil-Smith. However, with Queensland finishing with a score of 166 runs for 6 wickets in response, the game is evenly poised.