SHEFFIELD SHIELD FINAL, 2018-19
Siddle picked up a five-fer. © Getty
On a day when 15 wickets fell, Victoria took management of the proceedings of their Sheffield Protect ultimate towards New South Wales in Melbourne. The house aspect have been 48 for 1 of their second essay, in entrance by 216 runs.
It was the skilled tempo duo of Peter Siddle and James Pattinson who ripped by way of NSW’s batting unit to go away the opposition in a disarray. On a monitor that assisted tempo bowlers, providing seam motion, the skilful trio of Siddle, Pattinson and Chris Tremain picked up a wicket every as NSW slid to 38 for Three. At that stage, Moises Henriques (35) and Jason Sangha (21) staged a quick restoration with a fourth wicket stand of 50.
With the rating studying 88 for Three, Pattinson trapped Sangha in entrance to open the floodgates for Victoria to run by way of the remainder of the order. Pattinson and Siddle additionally mixed to dislodge the duo of Peter Nevill and Moises Henriques as NSW slipped additional to to 96 for six. NSW could not get better from the essential blows and have been bowled out for simply 121.
On the again of a wholesome lead of 168, the pair of Travis Dean and Marcus Harris shared a helpful alliance earlier than the latter was cleaned up by Sean Abbott. With 14.1 overs remaining, play was referred to as off because of dangerous mild.
Earlier, at the beginning of the day, Trent Copeland continued to keep up his wealthy vein of kind, snaring a five-wicket haul because the hosts added simply 23 runs to their in a single day whole of 266 for six. The dependable seam bowler has plucked 49 wickets at a mean of beneath 19 throughout the present Protect season.
Temporary scores: Victoria 289 (Marcus Harris 141; Trent Copeland 5-74) and 48/1 (Sean Abbott 1-23) lead New South Wales 121 (Mosies Henriques 35; Peter Siddle 5-28, James Pattinson Three-30) by 216 runs.