Pattinson puts Victoria in control
Victoria 3 for 144 (McDonald 59*) trail Western Australia 175 (Triffitt 42, Pattinson 4-30) by 31 runs
James Pattinson made a fine start to his first-class summer, taking four wickets as Victoria skittled Western Australia for 175 at the WACA. At stumps on the first day, the Bushrangers were well on their way to claiming first-innings points thanks to a brisk half-century from their stand-in captain Andrew McDonald, who was on 59 from 46 balls, alongside Peter Handscomb on 14.
Victoria had moved on to 3 for 144 after a half-century stand from the openers Rob Quiney (36) and Chris Rogers (27). But the wickets didn't flow as easily for the Western Australia bowlers as they had for the Victorians, who struck with the first ball of the match when Liam Davis was bowled by Pattinson for a golden duck.
Pattinson collected 4 for 30, including Adam Voges for 39 and Mitchell Marsh for 6, and he had good support from fellow Test bowler Peter Siddle, who picked up 2 for 53. The wicketkeeper Tom Triffitt top scored for the Warriors with 42. The allrounder John Hastings, playing his first first-class match since December 2010 after suffering a serious shoulder injury before the start of last summer, collected 2 for 57.