Western Australia vs Victoria - Sheffield Shield First-class game - Match Update Day-2
Victoria bowled out Western Australia on 301, on the 2nd day of the 4-day match, after they ended on 277 in their first innings, at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth, March 2, 2012.
It was the Victorian overnight pairing of Peter Siddle and Jayde Herrick, who resumed the innings on 261 for 8. However, the last two wickets added just 16, with Jon Holland being the last batsman to fall, leaving Siddle stranded on 42.
Rob Quiney remained the top scorer with 83 runs, while Glen Maxwell (43) and Siddle also added substantially to help their side finish on a respectable 277.
Western Australia’s opening new ball bowlers, Michael Hogan and Nathan Rimmington, shared most of the workload of dismantling the opposition by picking up 4 and 5 scalps respectively.
The hosts started off on a solid note with openers, Wes Robinson and Liam Davis, sharing a 49-run first wicket stand before the inform Siddle scooped up the former on 26.
The pacer then provided two more crucial breakthroughs; catching Davis lbw for 37 and then managing to take out skipper, Adam Voges, on the very next ball to leave the local team in a bit of bother at 78 for 3.
Travis Birt joined Shaun Marsh, as the pair helped the team to cross the 100-run mark. However, WA lost two more in quick succession as Marsh’s 21-run endeavour was halted by Maxwell, while Craig Simmons added a solitary single off 22 runs before becoming
Jayde Henricks’ first victim.
Stuttering at 124 for 5, Birt and Luke Ronchi finally controlled the momentum with a crucial 63-run partnership. The left-hander however, departed soon after completing his half-century, with William Sheridan taking his wicket.
The tail then provided able support, as Ronchi top scored with a run-a-ball 64. After he fell on 241, Nathan Rimmington, who had partnered in a valuable 54-run seventh wicket stand, then supported Nathan Coulter-Nile (22) before falling on a well made 36.
Hogan then smashed one six and two fours in an unbeaten 16 as his side finished on 301 – taking a 24-run lead
From Victoria, Siddle remained prominent with impressive figures of 5 for 64 in 21 overs.
The day concluded with Victoria adding 12 without loss – trailing their opponents by 12 runs.