New South Wales‘ (NSW) Ryan Carters speaks to CA  TV following his knock of 72 against Western Australia (WA) on Day 1 of the Sheffield Shield final at Canberra.

 

NSW had won the toss and opted to bat first.

 

Nick Madinson was the first wicket to fall as he was trapped leg-before for 14.

 

Steven Smith looked in great nick as he blasted the second ball he faced for a boundary.

 

Ryan Carters hit a splendid 72 for NSW whereas Smith followed suit with a magnificent 75.

 

Both batsmen propelled NSW to a total of 242 for 6.

 

WA had their most successful bowler in the form of Jason Behrendorff who picked up 3 for 41 whereas Michael Hogan and Ryan Duffield picked up 2 for 43 and 1 for 71 respectively.