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March 3, 2012
Victoria 277 and 6 for 361 (Rogers 124, Quiney 66) lead Western Australia 301 by 337 runs
Chris Rogers scored his third hundred of the Sheffield Shield season to give Victoria hope victory over Western Australia at the WACA. The Bushrangers must win if they are to have any chance of reaching the final and at stumps on the third day, they led by 337 runs, with Ryan Carters on 27 and William Sheridan on 21, and the total had reached 6 for 361.
Rogers and Rob Quiney gave Victoria a strong start with a 142-run opening stand after the Warriors took first-innings points. Quiney, the leading run scorer this Shield season, was caught and bowled by Michael Beer for 66, and a series of other batsmen chipped in with useful scores.
But it was Rogers' 124 that anchored Victoria's innings and gave the bowlers something to defend on the final day. Western Australia will secure a place in the Shield final if they chase down whatever target is set, and they will also have a strong chance of hosting the decider.
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