Welcome to our live report for the opening day of the Sheffield Shield final between Queensland and defending champions New South Wales at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. Join us for updates throughout the day.
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9.00am: The final act
It’s been a long season – the longest ever – and we’ve reached the final game. Who will take the Sheffield Shield title? It should be a terrific contest with a host of international players on show across both sides.
The early news from Allan Border Field is that New South Wales have won the toss and will bat
Queensland 1 Bryce Street, 2 Joe Burns, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Usman Khawaja (capt), 5 Matt Renshaw, 6 Jimmy Peirson (wk), 7 Jack Wildermuth, 8 Michael Neser, 9 Xavier Bartlett, 10 Mitch Swepson, 11 Brendan Doggett
New South Wales 1 Daniel Hughes, 2 Matthew Gilkes, 3 Kurtis Patterson (capt), 4 Jason Sangha, 5 Jack Edwards, 6 Sean Abbott, 7 Baxter Holt (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Trent Copeland, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood
Want to know how things are decided if it’s draw…here are the details
It’s time for the final
Will it be Kurtis Patterson or Usman Khawaja holding the #SheffieldShield?
“We want to win whether it’s in footy, in anything, particularly cricket,” says Queensland captain Khawaja ahead of the final
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Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo
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