Wickets for Warne in return match

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Shane Warne said his comeback could not have gone any better after he took two wickets in his first bowling stint since serving a 12-month suspension.

The 34-year-old, who was suspended after testing positive for a banned diuretic, claimed 2 for 32 from 16 accurate overs on the third day's play between the Victoria Second XI and the Queensland Academy of Sport.

Warne, who missed the opening day of the match to serve the final 24 hours of his drugs ban, entered the game on Tuesday as a late replacement but his first bowling spell was delayed as rain and storms hit Melbourne.

In the space of two overs he had the Queensland captain, Adam Nye, caught behind and trapped Steve Farrell lbw with his so-called "slider".

"As I said before this game, I've got no expectations, I'm not putting any pressure on myself," he said. "I'm just enjoying being back playing. Whatever happens, happens. It's going OK, I couldn't have asked it to go much better at the moment."