Victoria v Queensland, Sheffield Shield final, Melbourne, 2nd day March 14, 2009

Queensland nervous after rain washes out second day

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Victoria 6 for 281 (Hussey 113, Rogers 105, Symonds 3-34) v Queensland
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Queensland's hopes in the Sheffield Shield final have been dampened after rain ruined the second day and increased Victoria's chances of achieving the draw needed to lift the trophy. The Bulls fought back late on the opening afternoon to have the hosts 6 for 281, but the wet weather interrupted their momentum and they must get quick wickets on Sunday morning to improve their chances.

The umpires abandoned the day at 2pm local time and play will start half an hour early on the third. However, the after-effects of the rain may cause further problems on a club ground that does not have the same drainage as the international stadiums. When play resumes Cameron White (21) and Matthew Wade (2) will attempt to push Victoria further forward.