Insatiable allrounder Cameron Green has joined a rare group of young batsmen in claiming his first Sheffield Shield double century, setting up a big first-innings total for Western Australia against Queensland at the Gabba.
At stumps on day two, the Bulls were comfortably placed at 1-183 in response to WA's 5-(dec)458 with Bryce Street (61) and Marnus Labuschagne (81) the not out batsmen.
But the story of the day was again 21-year-old Green who brought up his double century early before powering on to 251.
He struck 29 fours and five sixes in the 343-ball knock, reinforcing his enormous appetite for runs.
Green joins Will Pucovski (2018), Tim Paine (2006), Ricky Ponting (1994) and Darren Lehmann (1989) as one of just five batsmen aged 21 or under to have scored a Shield double century in the last 32 years.
With 782 runs at 112, he's also surpassed South Australia's Travis Head (757 runs at 76) as the competition's leading scorer so far this season.
Sunday's knock was already his third century in three matches following 168 not out in the Shield match against South Australia on February 26 and 144 against the Redbacks in a one-dayer on Tuesday.
Since completing his debut Test series against India, he'd also scored 201 not out in club cricket.
Despite the glut of runs and a promising series against India, Green said he didn't return to the WA line-up acting like a Test batsman.
"I think the guys back in WA, they humble you really quickly. If you get too far ahead of yourself they bring you back down," he said.
"I haven't felt like (a Test star) at all. I've just felt like the old Cameron Green and have really enjoyed myself just being back."
Green was eventually out backing away driving, caught at long off from the bowling of Matt Kuhnemann (2-85), the pick of the Bulls' attack alongside Jack Wildermuth (2-60).
Kuhnemann also had Hilton Cartwright (96) caught short of his century when he mis-timed a pull to long on, the home side declaring shortly thereafter.
Joe Burns (34) was the man out for Queensland, caught at second slip by fellow former Test opener Cameron Bancroft off the bowling of Cameron Gannon (1-28).
Street and Test star Labuschagne then had little trouble negotiating the WA attack and a benign deck as they batted out the day.
Australian Associated Press