Victoria v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 2nd day November 27, 2010

Wright grabs five as rain ruins day

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 9 for 287 (Hartley 80, Hopes 77, Wright 5-54, McKay 3-86) v Victoria

Damien Wright secured a five-wicket haul on a day severely curtailed by rain at the MCG, where Queensland added 61 for the loss of four wickets. The match could become a battle for first-innings points with further wet weather forecast over the next two days, meaning the Bulls will be keen to add to their 9 for 287 when they resume on Sunday.

Chris Swan was at the crease on 34 and Luke Feldman had 5 when the rain came just before midday, sending the players inside for a frustrating afternoon that was eventually called off at 4pm. Chris Hartley offered the major resistance for Queensland, reaching 80 before he was caught at slip off the bowling of Clint McKay, who was the only bowler besides Wright to make a breakthrough.

Wright (5 for 54) had James Hopes caught behind for 77 and also collected the wicket of Ryan Harris, who was lbw for a duck. The other wicket to fall was that of Cameron Boyce, who was caught at mid-off for 4, shortly before the weather intervened.