South Australian pair Callum Ferguson and Jake Lehmann made triple figures in the Redbacks’ thrilling Shield clash with Victoria at the MCG.

Ferguson’s unbeaten 182* against the Bushrangers was the highest total of the season so far, while Lehmann made Australian Test selectors take notice with scores of 103 and 93. The pair’s 212-run stand in the second innings also marked the best partnership of the current Shield season.

Victorian youngster Marcus Harris (103) and Australian captain Steven Smith were the only other players to reach 100 runs in Round Two, while Queenslander Usman Khawaja scored the sole ton of the opening round.

SA’s second innings total of 370/8d against the Bushrangers was the biggest team score of the season so far. Ferguson’s knock propelled him to the top of the total runs tally (222) and the 32-year-old now boasts the best average (74) of any player.

Left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc has claimed the most wickets with 17 from two matches, including hat-tricks in both innings against Western Australia in Sydney.

South Australian paceman Joe Mennie is top-three for economy, conceding just 2.19 runs per over with seven scalps to his name.

The Blues sit at the top of the Sheffield Shield table just ahead of fellow undefeated side Queensland. South Australia is fourth overall heading into next Monday’s clash with third-placed Western Australia at the WACA.

JLT SHEFFIELD SHIELD – SEASON LEADERS

Runs
Callum Ferguson (SA) – 222

Usman Khawaja (QLD) – 217
Steven Smith (NSW) – 215

Highest scores
Callum Ferguson (SA) – 182*

Steven Smith (NSW) – 127

Usman Khawaja (QLD) – 122

Batting average
Callum Ferguson (SA) – 74.00

Usman Khawaja (QLD) – 72.00
Cameron Bancroft (WA) - 65.66

Wickets
Mitchell Starc (NSW) – 17

Michael Neser (QLD) – 12
Scott Boland (VIC) – 12
Chris Tremain (VIC) – 12

Bowling economy
Trent Copeland (NSW) – 2.07

Luke Feldman (QLD) – 2.13
Joe Mennie (SA) – 2.19

Bowling average
Trent Copeland (NSW) – 9.50

Nathan Coulter-Nile (WA) – 10.25
Josh Hazlewood (NSW) – 12.16

Wicket-keeping dismissals
Sam Harper (VIC) – 11

Peter Nevill (NSW) – 7

Catches
Michael Neser (QLD) – 5

JLT SHEFFIELD SHIELD – ROUND TWO

Victoria drew with South Australia at the MCG, Melbourne

SA: 322 & 370/8d
VIC:
345 & 273/8

TOP BATTING PERFORMANCES

SA
Jake Lehmann 103 (115) & 93 (143)
Callum Ferguson 182* (213)

VIC
Marcus Harris 103 (139)
Glenn Maxwell 60 (113) & 64 (82)

TOP BOWLING PERFORMANCES

SA
Joe Mennie 1/35 & 4/39
Chadd Sayers 3/62 & 1/39

VIC
Fawad Ahmed 3/82 & 3/122
Scott Boland 4/71 & 1/42

New South Wales defeated Western Australia by 171 runs at Hurstville Oval, Sydney

NSW: 270 & 300/6d
WA:
176 & 223

TOP BATTING PERFORMANCES

NSW
Steven Smith 76 (130) & 127 (167)
Kurtis Patterson 36 (65) & 66 (126)

WA
Cameron Bancroft 76* (186) & 86 (168)
Shaun Marsh 91 (130)

TOP BOWLING PERFORMANCES

NSW
Mitchell Starc 4/56 & 3/41

Josh Hazlewood 3/24 & 3/49

WA
Jhye Richardson 4/47 & 2/77

Simon Mackin 3/60 & 2/75

Queensland defeated Tasmania by seven wickets at Bellerive Oval, Hobart

TOP BATTING PERFORMANCES

TAS
Alex Doolan 58 (112)
Jordan Silk 44 (108)

QLD
Cameron Bancroft 76* (186) & 86 (168)
Shaun Marsh 2 (11) & 91 (130)

TOP BOWLING PERFORMANCES

TAS
Mitchell Starc 4/56 & 3/41

Josh Hazlewood 3/24 & 3/49

QLD
Michael Neser 6/57 & 2/19

Luke Feldman 2/45 & 5/31