Hunt was assured from the outset against a Victorian attack featuring Ashes quick James Pattinson to guide the West End Redbacks to 2/102 at stumps on the second day.

The right-hander brought up his first 50 in style, with an array of drives and sweep shots helping him finish the day unbeaten on 62.

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Earlier, Pattinson had dismissed opening batsman Jake Weatherald for 0 on the first ball of South Australia's innings when he was caught edging behind.

A riposte between Hunt and Redbacks captain Travis Head (27*) saw them reach stumps with a 79-run partnership intact.

Victoria declared at 6/616 before tea on what has proven to be a docile Junction Oval wicket, still leading SA by 514 runs.

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