Unbeaten centuries from Steve Smith and Moises Henriques have put the NSW Blues in a commanding position at stumps on day two of its Marsh Sheffield Shield match with Tasmania at Drummoyne Oval.
Smith scored 102 and added 186 for the third wicket with fellow centurion Moises Henriques, as NSW finished day two at Drummoyne Oval on 2-275, a lead of seven.
It was Smith's first century for the Blues in almost two years, though he did score a ton in his last Shield game in Sydney prior to his ball-tampering ban.
Blues paceman Mitchell Starc boosted his chances of a Test recall, taking 3-4 early on Saturday to finish with 5-40 off 24.3 overs as Tasmania were dismissed for 268, after starting the day at 6-258.
A circumspect Smith advanced from 25 to 45 in the middle session when NSW added just 51 runs on a slow wicket, but with Henriques alongside upped the tempo as the pair piled on 174 runs.
Smith, who struck 11 boundaries, took 156 balls for his first 50 but just another 79 to bring up three figures.
Henriques, who is unbeaten on 116, produced the most fluent batting of the match - striking 12 fours and four sixes to generate some much-needed momentum.
The aggressive right-hander gave Smith a 38 run and 118 ball head start, but overtook his illustrious partner in the mid-60s.
Middle order Test aspirant Kurtis Patterson hasn't batted yet for NSW after aggravating his quadriceps injury on Thursday.