WA v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Perth, day two October 1, 2012

McDonald, Siddle dominate Warriors

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Western Australia 175 and 4 for 91 trail Victoria 375 (McDonald 101, Siddle 87, Johnson 3-73, Hogan 3-73, Coulter-Nile 3-92) by 109 runs

Andrew McDonald and Peter Siddle dominated Western Australia with bat and ball as Victoria pushed close to an outright victory in the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA ground.

Resuming at 3 for 144, the Bushrangers were hurtled forward by McDonald's century arriving in a mere 87 balls.

While he was dismissed the ball after reaching three figures, Siddle would go on to his highest first-class score, adding a pesky 70 for the last wicket with the left-arm spinner John Holland.

Having been kept out in the field for far more overs and runs than they would have liked when the visitors were 8 for 264, the Warriors then replied limply to a deficit of 200.

Marcus Harris was LBW to John Hastings, before Liam Davis and Marcus North perished in successive deliveries from Siddle.

Adam Voges survived the hat-trick ball but then edged McDonald behind to leave the hosts a forlorn 4 for 39. The brothers Shaun and Mitchell Marsh survived to stumps, but have been left with an enormous task to pull WA back into the match on day three.

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  • Andrew on October 2, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    The Marsh bros missed an opportunity to make some runs. Victoria rampant!

  • Andrew on October 2, 2012, 3:52 GMT

    @Chris_P on (October 02 2012, 01:11 AM GMT) - if Starc or even MJ (yes I said it), play at the Gabba, I would expect Lyon to be very useful. The pitch at the Gabba by all accounts was a Green Monster, (I think described as being "bright green" in the paper), so I think they will be tempted by 4 pacers + Watto. I think Clarke will want Lyon for variety. That being said Cutting has snotted him & others today, so it may not help his cause! Which leads to the next question - any chance of Cutting making a debut?

  • Peter on October 2, 2012, 1:13 GMT

    @maddinson. I didn't go to the Tassie game, but form all reports he bowled without luck. He is still in development stage & is coming along nicely. This is all a learning curve for him. Watch him in about 2 to 3 years time!

  • Peter on October 2, 2012, 1:11 GMT

    @Meety. I got a lot of time for Lyon & Brisbane doesn't really favour spin (Warnie aside). With Perth a venue, I think the selectors will run with 4 quicks there so probably Lyon will play at the Gabba. It will be interesting to see how he bowls in the current Shield match there. With Watson in the side, they also have the 4th quick option. On the 4th or 5th day, it's always a good way to have a spinner in the side & the Boks won't be rolling over like many other sides have done in the past. A leggie in Brisbane is a far better proposition (especially against the Boks) but none are even close for consideration.

  • Andrew on October 1, 2012, 23:43 GMT

    @ Chris_P on (October 01 2012, 13:14 PM GMT) - would you go 4-prong pace or include Lyon? Going on Day 1?

  • Rakesh on October 1, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    I was waiting to watch Hazlewood bowl but didn't get opportunity to watch him. How is he developing?

  • Peter on October 1, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    Any one of Pattinson, Hilfenhaus, Siddle, Starc or Cummins would perform at the Gabba. I am looking forward to being there!

  • Andrew on October 1, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    Shame he got injured just prior the last home Ashes.

  • Luke on October 1, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    Time for the Marsh to stand up and be counted I think. Big scores from both here would send a strong message to the selectors though I personally both are a long way off the Test team. On another note, would have to think Pattinson and Siddle are near certainties for the 1st Test

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