Victoria v New South Wales, Pura Cup, Melbourne, 1st day December 15, 2006

Harwood and Lewis demolish Blues

Cricinfo staff

Victoria 0 for 19 trail New South Wales 249 (Haddin 66, Jaques 57, Lambert 51, Harwood 6-51) by 230 runs

Shane Harwood took his best first-class bowling figures of 6 for 51 © Getty Images

Shane Harwood and Mick Lewis justified Victoria's decision to field first, taking all ten wickets between them and restricting New South Wales to 249. Brad Haddin and Grant Lambert had the Blues in a reasonable position at 5 for 247 before Lewis and Harwood skittled the tail, claiming 5 for 2 in the space of 14 balls.

Harwood, who has missed matches this season with a strained buttock muscle, did the damage at the top of the order and finished with 6 for 51, his best first-class figures.

Ed Cowan was unable to reproduce his century-making form from Sunday's one-day game and was bowled by Harwood for 1. Phil Jaques (57) and Simon Katich (40) played well until Harwood removed them both in successive overs.

Lewis (4 for 52), who has also been on the sidelines with a hip muscle injury, made the vital breakthroughs after Haddin and Lambert put on 105 for the sixth wicket. Haddin continued his fine year with 66 and Lambert, in his first game of the season, made 51. Victoria were 0 for 19 at stumps.