Victoria three for 184 (Harris 95) path Queensland 441 (Hemphrey, Neser 75*, Burns 60, Labuschagne 59) by 257 runs
Australia opener Marcus Harris fell agonisingly wanting a second Sheffield Protect century of the summer season to depart Victoria’s conflict with Queensland evenly poised at stumps on day two.
Harris was given out caught behind for 95 off the bowling of Mitch Swepson within the second final over earlier than the shut. He was bitterly dissatisfied having hit his pad together with his bat as he defended from the crease however the umpire deemed the ball scratched his outdoors edge.
“I did not hit it,” Harris mentioned after play. “I hit my again pad. Nevertheless it would not matter.”
It was the primary time Harris had been dismissed within the 90s in his first-class profession having struck 15 fours in a really fluent 155-ball innings. He was savage on something straight as Queensland’s quicks overpitched on his pads on seven events.
He did have some fortune early with two free photographs large of off stump flying safely off the sting large of the cordon. He additionally edged a ball on 55 at knee peak via a vacant third slip.
Harris, who had a lean Take a look at collection towards Sri Lanka after impressing towards India, placed on 82 with Nic Maddinson after stands of 49 and 56 with Travis Dean and Will Pucovski respectively. Dean edged Michael Neser to slide for 26 whereas Pucovski seemed very comfy for his 22 earlier than gloving a pull shot down the leg aspect off Mark Steketee.
Maddinson completed the day 36 not out alongside nightwatchman Scott Boland with Victoria 257 runs behind.
Earlier, Charlie Hemphrey fell seven runs shy of his fifth first-class century on a day of close to misses. Victoria’s quicks starved him of scoring alternatives within the morning and he lastly succumbed slashing and edging a large one from Peter Siddle for 93.
Neser proved a thorn in Victoria’s aspect making an unbeaten 75, his fifth half-century of the Protect summer season. It was the primary time he batted at No.7 in his profession after pestering the Bulls teaching employees for a chance to maneuver one spot increased within the order. He was very lucky to outlive an lbw shout on 38 when Siddle him on the again pad in entrance of off stump however the umpire gave it not out. The choice allowed Neser to assist propel Queensland’s whole properly past 400.