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David Warner puts insipid Ashes behind him with Sheffield Shield century

  • Warner rediscovers form with knock of 125 at Gabba
  • Steve Smith was dismissed for a duck on day one

Test opener David Warner has posted his 29th first-class century after bouncing back to form in NSW’s Sheffield Shield clash with Queensland at the Gabba. Warner scored a sparkling 125 in an innings that featured 18 boundaries to put NSW into a strong position.

NSW moved to 249-6 on Friday’s second day, in reply to Queensland’s 153, with Warner’s knock influential before rain stopped play. The Blues were struggling at 14-3 before Warner dragged them out of trouble. Nick Bertus (53) also played an important hand, with Peter Nevill (18no) and Sean Abbott (20 not out) looking to increase the lead.

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