Victoria v WA, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 1st day October 30, 2013

Western Australia rebound after White exit

ESPNcricinfo staff

Western Australia 0 for 18 (Bancroft 10*, North 8*) trail Victoria 312 (White 83, Handscomb 69, Behrendorff 4-62) by 294 runs

Victoria saw several starts from their top and middle-order batsmen but failed to capitalise on them, especially after Cameron White's departure for 83. Five of their top six batsmen scored more than 30 each but the Western Australia bowlers made sure they couldn't go past 312.

Put in to bat, Victoria lost Rob Quiney for a duck in the third over to Jason Behrendorff. Chris Rogers and Peter Handscomb took them past 100 with a 107-run partnership but both were dismissed within four deliveries, Handscomb to Ashton Agar and Rogers to Behrendorff. White led the team's baton from there, first with Matthew Wade and later with David Hussey.

Once White was dismissed at the score of 258, Victoria lost their remaining five wickets for 54 runs as Behrendorff, along with Agar and Hilton Cartwright, wrapped up the tail, finishing with 4 for 62. Western Australia survived the four overs in the evening without losing any wicket.