Victoria v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 3rd day November 28, 2010

Harris helps Queensland claim first-innings points

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 300 and 0 for 0 lead Victoria 9 for 152 dec (Hussey 38, Harris 4-41, Swan 3-41) by 148 runs

Ryan Harris did his Test chances no harm with four wickets as Queensland took first-innings points against Victoria in the rain-affected clash at the MCG. Harris collected 4 for 41 and Chris Swan finished with 3 for 41 to deliver a handy lead to Queensland, who went to stumps with an advantage of 148 runs with a day to play.

Cameron White declared late in the day at 9 for 152, when it had become clear Victoria would not overtake Queensland's total, keen to give his bowlers a crack at the Bulls before the close. But Ryan Broad and Wade Townsend survived the sole over, bowled by Damien Wright, and will still be looking to get off the mark in the morning.

Queensland could try to rattle off some quick runs on Monday and set Victoria a target, following the disappointing efforts of the local batsmen in their first innings. The bad weather meant play could not start until 2pm and the Bulls added 13 to their overnight total of 9 for 287 before Clint McKay picked up the final wicket, and in reply none of Victoria's batsmen capitalised on their starts.

David Hussey top scored with 38 and three other men reached the 20s, but Harris and Swan didn'd let them settle. The forecast for the final day is cloudy with isolated showers, meaning there could still be a result if the Queensland captain James Hopes decided to pursue it.

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