Victoria v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne February 14, 2012

Bushrangers on top as nineteen wickets tumble

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia 100 (McDonald 5-21, Siddle 3-34) and 3 for 55 trail Victoria 220 and 181 (Holland 55, Sayers 5-57, Mennie 3-68) by 246 runs
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Nineteen wickets fell on day two of a frantic Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and South Australia at the MCG.

After bowling the Redbacks out for 100 before lunch, the Bushrangers were themselves 9 for 104 before the No. 11 Jon Holland top-scored with a well-struck 55.

His innings set SA a distant 302 for victory, and they slipped to 3 for 55 by the close, Callum Ferguson and Tom Cooper at the crease to provide the visitors with the faintest hope of a recovery.

The Redbacks' first innings was shattered by Andrew McDonald, who claimed 5-21 with his medium paced seamers on a pitch offering movement to the quick bowlers throughout. Peter Siddle, in his first extended stint since the Tests against India, claimed 3-34.

Chris Rogers and Rob Quiney made a rapid start to the Bushrangers' second innings, but from 0 for 56 the hosts tumbled at the hands of Sayers, Joe Mennie and Carl Tietjens. SA could glimpse an unlikely chase of 230 or less until Holland's intervention to add 77 for the last wicket with Ryan Carters.