Victoria v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 4th day November 29, 2010

Queensland take honours in draw

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland 300 and 2 for 190 dec (Lynn 77*, Townsend 72*) drew with Victoria 9 for 152 dec and 6 for 142 (Hussey 48)

Queensland took the only points from their draw with Victoria at the MCG, but finished four wickets short of victory. The Bushrangers were set a highly improbable target of 339 from 55 overs after the Bulls declared at 2 for 190 in their second innings, and despite a strong bowling effort from an attack led by Ryan Harris, Queensland couldn't quite get through Victoria's lower order.

The hosts finished at 6 for 142, after David Hussey top scored with 48. Harris collected 2 for 27 from 13 overs to add to his first-innings collection of 4 for 41, which ensured he will be in good form when he joins the Australian squad for the second Test, which starts in Adelaide on Friday.

Queensland spent a large chunk of the final day batting Victoria out of the match, with Chris Lynn finishing unbeaten on 77 and Wade Townsend on 72. The rain-affected draw has left Victoria, the defending champions, struggling in second-last position after half their matches, while Queensland are on top of the table.