Queensland remain in the box seat to finish second and travel to Bankstown Oval next weekend for a rematch with the Blues, with WA needing a bonus point win over Tasmania in Perth on Wednesday to tip the Bulls out of the one-day decider.
If WA win without the bonus point, they would finish on the same points as the Bulls.
WA's hopes of pulling off a big win have been buoyed though with experienced Tigers quick Pete SIddle unable to travel to Perth due to COVID-19 restrictions and border closures after he recently spent a brief holiday on the Gold Coast.
The Bulls were unable to challenge a star-studded NSW line-up at North Sydney Oval yesterday. dismissed for 203 and then pushed aside by a Blues batting line-up that hit form after some indifferent efforts of late to chase down the target for the loss of just two wickets.
Aside from a fighting 59 from Jimmy Peirson, the Bulls batting battled to fire.
The two sides now travel to Wollongong for their final regular Sheffield Shield season match, with hosting rights and a spot in the Final up for grabs.
Marsh Sheffield Shield
Queensland v New South Wales
North Dalton Park, Wollongong
Sat – Tues
Usman Khawaja (c)
(12th man to be named).
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