The 20 year-old fell agonisingly short of a third consecutive Futures League ton when he was caught behind off Dwarshuis, but helped his side reduce the visitor’s lead to 21 as South Australia compiled a total of 239.

SCORECARD: View the scorecard from day two between SA and NSW. 

Dalton has now scored knocks of 149, 104, 100*, 78 and 94 from his last five digs across both Premier and Futures League cricket.

For New South Wales it was young spinner Arjun Nair that did the damage with the ball, taking 6/35 to ensure no other batsman other than Dalton progressed past 30.

However despite facing a slim deficit heading into their second innings, the South Australian attack seized the initiative back with a spate of wickets in the final session, with Winter, Opie and Cormack all striking late to leave New South Wales 4/36 at stumps.

Play will resume tomorrow from 10.30am.