South Australia v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day

Bowlers put Victoria on top

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 3, 2012

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South Australia 9 for 215 (Smith 76) trail Victoria 437 (Quiney 114, Handscomb 113, Herrick 62*, George 3-85) by 222 runs

Victoria were one wicket from taking first-innings points at stumps on the second day in Adelaide, where South Australia also faced the prospect of following on. The Redbacks finished at 9 for 215, still 222 runs behind, and they had no specialist batsmen left at the crease, with the debutant bowler Cameron Williams on 17, about to be joined by Peter George.

The Bushrangers had struck in the final over of the day, as the medium-pacer Alex Keath made an impressive return to the bowling crease. A knee injury had prevented Keath from bowling for the past 18 months, but having regained fitness he sent down his first over for Victoria in the dying stages of the second day, and struck with his second delivery.

Keath had Joe Mennie caught when an inside edge onto the pad bobbed in the air and was snapped up by the wicketkeeper Ryan Carters, and Keath struck again in his next over - the last of the day - when Jake Haberfield was bowled. It meant Keath finished with figures of 2 for 2 in 1.4 overs, and he was one of four Victoria bowlers who ended up with two wickets for the day.

The opener, James Smith (76), and the No.5, Tom Cooper (42), were the only South Australia batsmen who showed any real resistance as the Redbacks struggled in reply to Victoria's 437.

The Bushrangers had added 93 to their overnight score for the loss of their last three wickets, with Jayde Herrick finishing unbeaten on 62, his maiden first-class hundred.

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