Victoria v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 2nd day March 4, 2014

Stoinis hundred puts Victoria on top

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 3 for 393 (Stoinis 164*, Hussey 88, Quiney 70) lead Tasmania 206 by 187 runs

Marcus Stoinis scored his maiden first-class century as Victoria took control on the second day of their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at the MCG. Stoinis finished unbeaten on 164 and at stumps was alongside Peter Handscomb on 43 as the Bushrangers moved along to 3 for 393, with a lead of 187 and plenty of time to push for victory.

Stoinis shared a 190-run partnership for the third wicket with David Hussey, who made 88, and that was enough to secure first-innings points in the first day-night pink-ball match played in Melbourne. Rob Quiney and debutant Dean Russ put on 60 for the opening stand before Russ was lbw to Xavier Doherty for 18 and Quiney was caught behind off Luke Butterworth for 70.

Stoinis played some classy strokes on his was to an unbeaten century and finished with 21 fours and three sixes, including two down the ground off Doherty. The partnership with Hussey ended only when Hussey was controversially given out lbw to Doherty - replays suggested the ball had not in fact struck Hussey on the body.