Steve Smith has helped NSW move to 3-83 in reply to Queensland's 183 at stumps on day one of their top of the table Sheffield Shield clash in Brisbane.

Stumps were called when Smith was caught at bat-pad for 44 off Jack Wildermuth with five balls left for the day at Allan Border Field on Monday.

 

He had put on 47 for the second wicket with Test deputy David Warner (26) who was caught cutting Wildermuth (2-13).

Earlier, Usman Khawaja hit an unbeaten 78 as the NSW Blues pace attack made short work of Queensland after the hosts won the toss.

Khawaja was the only Bulls batsman to look comfortable with only five Queenslanders reaching double figures despite the table topping Blues resting their Test pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.

Former Test quicks Trent Copeland (3-33) and Doug Bollinger (3-38) combined with Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon (3-59) to roll the Bulls.

 

Queensland No.3 Khawaja looked untroubled after arriving at the crease in the fifth over with the Bulls 1-11 when Joe Burns fell for two to a wonderful catch from Peter Nevill.

Khawaja’s 192-ball innings lasted more than four hours and featured eight fours and a six.

Kurtis Patterson and Moises Henriques, who is yet to face a ball, will resume the NSW Blues innings tomorrow.