Queensland fight on rain-hit day

Victoria 6 for 201 (Quiney 57, Finch 52, Neser 3-60) trail Queensland 208 by 7 runs

File photo – Rob Quiney top scored for Victoria with 57 © Getty Images

Queensland’s hopes of reaching the Sheffield Shield final suffered a blow as almost half of the second day against Victoria in Brisbane was washed out. The Bulls need to win to have any chance of securing a place in the decider – which will also be against the Bushrangers – and although the wet weather cut into their game time, they also claimed late wickets to keep their chances alive.

Victoria began the day on 0 for 20 and moved to 6 for 201 at stumps, trailing Queensland by eight runs, with Seb Gotch yet to score and James Pattinson on 5. Victoria lost both openers with the score on 65 – Marcus Harris was caught behind off Jack Wildermuth for 49 and Travis Dean then fell to Michael Neser for 14.

Aaron Finch and Rob Quiney then put on 98 for the third wicket and each managed half-centuries, but Neser trapped Finch lbw for 52 and then followed up with the wicket of Cameron White for 2. The loss of Quiney for 57 and Daniel Christian for 7 helped keep Queensland in the game.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.