SA v WA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 1st day November 13, 2013

Quiney fights to fifty on rainy day

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 3 for 119 (Quiney 57*) v Tasmania

Rob Quiney outperformed his opening partner and Test batsman Chris Rogers on a rain-affected opening day in Hobart, where Victoria reached 3 for 119 at stumps. Quiney was unbeaten on 57 at the close of play, with the nightwatchman Scott Boland yet to score, after Tasmania's captain George Bailey asked the Bushrangers to bat in challenging conditions.

Rogers was caught at gully off the bowling of Adam Maher for 3 before Quiney and Peter Handscomb put on 54 for the second wicket, a useful stand under the circumstances. Handscomb was bowled by James Faulkner for 19 and Cameron White made 33 before he was caught behind off the part-time medium-pace of Mark Cosgrove.