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

Bushrangers grind down Bulls

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

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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  • Dummy4 on February 22, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    cameron still shold me in limited over team

  • Andrew 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!

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

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