Bushrangers steal remarkable follow-on victory
Tasmania 347 and 105 (Harwood 3-20, Denton 3-33) lost to Victoria 167 and 394 (Klinger 107, Hodge 70, Hussey 50, Kremerskothen 4-63) by 109 runs
Victoria secured victory after following on for only the sixth time in Australian domestic history with a remarkable performance against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval. The Tigers, who led by 180 on first innings, were sensationally bundled out for only 105.
The Bushrangers made a brutal mark defending 215 by claiming four wickets in 11.1 overs as Mick Lewis and Gerard Denton crashed through. Scott Kremerskothen became the fourth lbw dismissal of the innings when he fell to Shane Harwood and at tea the damage was a hefty 5 for 61. The situation got much worse after the break when they lost their last four wickets for 15 runs and suffered a demoralising defeat. Harwood and Denton each added three wickets while George Bailey top scored with 24 and Sean Clingeleffer was stranded on 18.
It was the second time the Bushrangers have achieved a victory following on in two seasons after they beat Queensland by 156 runs last December. On that occasion the 183-run deficit was turned around by centuries to Jason Arnberger and Cameron White.
Victoria resumed at 5 for 323 in the morning, but suffered an immediate loss when the captain Cameron White was caught behind to the first ball. The home side's pace bowlers spread the wickets around as their opponents added 71, with Adam Griffith and Ben Hilfenhaus collecting three and Adam Griffith picking up 4 for 63 after dismissing Adam Crosthwaite and Lewis today.