Victoria 180 and 6 for 123 (Worrall 3-34) lead South Australia 199 (Cosgrove 50, Tremain 5-52, Hastings 3-28) by 104 runs
South Australia will aim to knock over Victoria's lower order and set up a smallish chase on the third day at the MCG after they reduced the hosts to 6 for 123 at stumps on a rain-affected second day. Victoria's lead was 104 at stumps in the low-scoring contest, with John Hastings at the crease on 15 alongside Dan Christian on 11.
Daniel Worrall had continued his excellent match and had 3 for 34 in the second innings to add to his five-wicket haul in the first, enjoying the assistance provided by a pitch still boasting some grass. Joe Mennie had claimed two wickets and Chadd Sayers had one in the second innings, with opener Travis Dean's 33 so far the best score for Victoria.
The Redbacks had started the day at 6 for 156 in their first innings and they added 43 for the loss of their last four wickets. Chris Tremain was the most effective of Victoria's bowlers and finished with a career-best 5 for 52, which was his second five-wicket haul in first-class cricket.