NEW South Wales opening batsman Ryan Carters has put his team in the box seat against Queensland on day two of the Sheffield Shield clash at the SCG.
Carters was unbeaten at stumps on 111.
The Blues were 3-234 when play was called early due to rain, chasing the Bulls' 268.
Youngster Kurtis Patterson was also unbeaten on 89.
Evergreen all-rounder James Hopes was the pick of the Queensland bowlers with 2-42.
But the Bulls will be worried about the extra damage Carters and Patterson could cause them today, after they shared an unbroken stand of 156.
South Australia bounced back against Tasmania at Blundstone Arena, dismissing the hosts for 362, after the Tigers were 6-307 overnight.
The Redbacks were 3-114 in reply, with rain preventing a ball being bowled in the final session.
Trent Lawford was the pick of the Redbacks bowlers with 5-82.
South Australia opener Mark Cosgrove fought his way to 60 not out from 111 balls in memory of his good mate and former teammate Phillip Hughes.
And Western Australia was 5-219 at stumps in reply to Victoria's 350 at the WACA.
Rob Quiney top-scored for the Bushrangers with 92, with Michael Hogan taking 3-65 for the hosts.
Adam Voges was unbeaten on 91 in the Warriors' chase.