University opening batsman Ed Cowan fell for 95 in the day/night Sheffield Shield match in Brisbane, after sharing a brilliant opening partnership of 230 with David Warner.
After New South Wales conceded a first innings lead to Queensland, Cowan and Warner hauled the Blues back into the match with a dominant stand. Early in the innings, the University left-hander was content to turn the strike over to his more belligerent partner, but Cowan was always looking for opportunities to score, and cut and drove fast bowler Michael Neser for successive boundaries. He brought up his half-century from 117 deliveries with a firm clip through mid-wicket from Peter George's bowling, and later swung a full toss from leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson high over mid-wicket for 6.
Cowan faced 193 balls for his 95, hitting 9 fours, before he edged off-spinner Charlie Hemphrey to slip when in sight of a well-deserved hundred. At that stage of the game, New South Wales had a lead of 228 with just over four sessions to play.