Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 2nd day December 9, 2013

White and Hussey steer Victoria

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 5 for 230 (White 76, Handscomb 52, McDermott 3-52) trail Queensland 7 for 382 dec (Burns 75, Pomersbach 73, Hopes 57, Boland 3-56) by 152 runs

Victoria were looking to veteran David Hussey for hope after two days of their match against Queensland at the Gabba, where the Bushrangers needed another 153 runs to take first-innings points. Hussey had originally been overlooked for the match but was a late replacement due to Rob Quiney's calf injury and at stumps on the second day, he was on 41 with Daniel Christian yet to score, with the total on 5 for 230.

Queensland had declared earlier in the day on 7 for 382, thanks in part to an 88-run partnership between James Hopes (57) and Peter Forrest (36). There were contributions all the way through the Queensland order and all nine of the batsmen used by the Bulls reached double-figures.

In reply, Victoria lost two early wickets to Alister McDermott before Cameron White and Peter Handscomb combined for a 103-run stand that ended when Handscomb was caught for 52 off the bowling of McDermott (52). White was on 76 when he was caught behind off Cameron Boyce and the loss of Matthew Wade for 35 late in the day hurt Victoria's cause.

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  • James on December 10, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    No hundreds from White, so annoying. Not good enough.

  • Dummy4 on December 10, 2013, 1:07 GMT

    a 44, an 85 and another score here will surely see him play out the rest of the season. He's only got Cameron White averaging higher than him this year so he'll be picked, shocked he wasn't picked for two matches in a row after making 85 though. You'd think an in form D Hussey would be a godsend.

  • Izmi on December 9, 2013, 20:46 GMT

    It is nice to see that Cameron White is among the runs once again after his disappointing performances in both test and limited overs cricket for the Australian cricket team in recent times. Considering his recent form with the bat and his ability to spin the ball he deserves amother chamce to be included in the Australian cricket team this summer. The "BBL" no doubt could propel him back into the Australian limited overs side.

  • Michael on December 9, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    Yeah, it is annoying that Finch keeps is place cos he is young and had some one day form months ago. It's a shame that D. Hussey never won a Test cap. I'm sure England would gladly take him at the moment!

  • Dummy4 on December 9, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    Really can't believe Finch's disappointing scores have been overlooked and poor Hussey takes the selection flak. Hope Hussey goes on with it in the morning and gives the Vic's selectors something to think about.

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