Maddinson 80 gives New South Wales 269

New South Wales 269 (Maddinson 80, Lyon 61, Hughes 52, Richardson 3-64, Sayers 3-66)

Nic Maddinson drives on his way to an 18th first-class fifty © Getty Images

Last month, Nic Maddinson faced the pink ball at Adelaide Oval on Test debut and made a duck. But a return to the same venue, again in a day-night encounter, brought a much more encouraging innings of 80 as New South Wales reached 269 on the first day of their Sheffield Shield game against South Australia.

Maddinson came to the crease after Kane Richardson had struck twice in two balls, removing Ed Cowan for 3 and Kurtis Patterson for a golden duck, and he combined with opener Daniel Hughes for a 121-run partnership. Although Maddinson missed the chance for a century, bowled by debutant seamer David Grant, the innings might give him some confidence ahead of the day-night Test against Pakistan at the Gabba.

Hughes was caught behind off Richardson for 52 and Chadd Sayers ran through the middle order to claim three wickets, including that of axed Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill for 16. Nathan Lyon provided some late fight with 61 from 65 deliveries, his second first-class half-century, before Joe Mennie finished the innings with the last two wickets.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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