Victoria v Qld, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne February 20, 2013

Bushrangers grind down Bulls

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Queensland 322 and 0 for 60 trail Victoria 9 for 536 declared (Hill 144, White 144, Rogers 101, Handscomb 59, Hauritz 5-135) by 154 runs
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Cameron White and Michael Hill ground Queensland's injury-affected attack into the MCG dust but the Bulls' openers gave the visitors a chance of escaping with a draw after three days of the Sheffield Shield match.

Following up Chris Rogers' century, Hill and White made identical scores in contrasting fashion, Hill obdurate and White more flamboyant, crashing a trio of sixes in his first Shield century since the 2009 final, and his first century in any first-class match since 2010.

The Bulls struggled without the swing bowler Matthew Gale, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a tear of the medial ligament on his left knee. Nathan Hauritz was required to hold up one end and wheeled away for 54.3 overs while taking a creditable 5 for 135.

Batting again in the face of a mighty deficit, Greg Moller and Luke Pomersbach played out the closing overs of the day with some style, reaching 0 for 60 in 15 overs to show the MCG surface remained quite friendly to batsmen.

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  • on February 21, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    Fawad Ahmed, was awesome today, he bowled, Victoria to victory, he is a complete, intelligent, leg-spinner. I have seen him bowl, on TV, and he seems to have good control, can spin the ball both ways, and varies his pace and flight. Most of all, he seems to have patience, working batsmen out, and this was Warnie`s greatest attribute, he never got flustered under pressure, and patiently, worked on batsmen`s weakness`s. Age is not an issue for Fawad, he has the hunger and drive, and is at the top of his game. Good luck Fawad, and i hope you realize your dreams, you deserve a crack at the big time.

  • on February 22, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    cameron still shold me in limited over team

  • Meety on February 21, 2013, 1:03 GMT

    4 years since White has scored a Shield ton, yet it was onlt two years ago every second Ozzy fan wanted him as the Test captain! LOL! Happy he is got one away. I have my fingers crossed he has more in him, as he is a decent batsmen despite the drought of tons. == == == The forgotten Nathan bags a 5 for, well done!

  • Beertjie on February 20, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    Come on, Fawad Ahmed. Show us what you can do!

  • on February 21, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    Fawad Ahmed, was awesome today, he bowled, Victoria to victory, he is a complete, intelligent, leg-spinner. I have seen him bowl, on TV, and he seems to have good control, can spin the ball both ways, and varies his pace and flight. Most of all, he seems to have patience, working batsmen out, and this was Warnie`s greatest attribute, he never got flustered under pressure, and patiently, worked on batsmen`s weakness`s. Age is not an issue for Fawad, he has the hunger and drive, and is at the top of his game. Good luck Fawad, and i hope you realize your dreams, you deserve a crack at the big time.

  • on February 22, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    cameron still shold me in limited over team

  • Meety on February 21, 2013, 1:03 GMT

    4 years since White has scored a Shield ton, yet it was onlt two years ago every second Ozzy fan wanted him as the Test captain! LOL! Happy he is got one away. I have my fingers crossed he has more in him, as he is a decent batsmen despite the drought of tons. == == == The forgotten Nathan bags a 5 for, well done!

  • Beertjie on February 20, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    Come on, Fawad Ahmed. Show us what you can do!

  • Beertjie on February 20, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    Come on, Fawad Ahmed. Show us what you can do!

  • Meety on February 21, 2013, 1:03 GMT

    4 years since White has scored a Shield ton, yet it was onlt two years ago every second Ozzy fan wanted him as the Test captain! LOL! Happy he is got one away. I have my fingers crossed he has more in him, as he is a decent batsmen despite the drought of tons. == == == The forgotten Nathan bags a 5 for, well done!

  • on February 22, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    cameron still shold me in limited over team

  • on February 21, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    Fawad Ahmed, was awesome today, he bowled, Victoria to victory, he is a complete, intelligent, leg-spinner. I have seen him bowl, on TV, and he seems to have good control, can spin the ball both ways, and varies his pace and flight. Most of all, he seems to have patience, working batsmen out, and this was Warnie`s greatest attribute, he never got flustered under pressure, and patiently, worked on batsmen`s weakness`s. Age is not an issue for Fawad, he has the hunger and drive, and is at the top of his game. Good luck Fawad, and i hope you realize your dreams, you deserve a crack at the big time.