Bollinger hat-trick headlines NSW dominance
New South Wales 206 and 8 for 212 (Maddinson 93, Nevill 59, Boland 3-41) lead Victoria 114 (Stoinis 64, O'Keefe 4-46, Bollinger 3-16) by 304 runs
Doug Bollinger collected his second Sheffield Shield hat-trick - the first player to do so - and Steve O'Keefe claimed figures of 4 for 46, as New South Wales bundled Victoria out for 114 and stretched their lead to 304 at stumps on the second day in Wagga Wagga.
Victoria began poorly, with Rob Quiney (9) perishing to Nathan Lyon off the second ball of the day and it was not long before Chris Rogers (3) became the second of Lyon's three victims. O'Keefe then struck twice in the 18th over to send back Craig White (10) and Peter Handscomb (0). Matters only worsened from thereon as Doug Bollinger completed his second hat-trick in Sheffield cricket with the wickets of Peter Siddle (2), Chris Tremain (0) and Scott Boland (0) in the 46th over. Bollinger's first Shield hat-trick came against Western Australia in 2007.
Victoria's lone source of resistance came from No.3 Marcus Stoinis, who raised a seventh first-class fifty, and was the last man to be dismissed for 64 off 138 balls.
The trend of wickets tumbling continued as NSW were reduced to 4 for 43 in their second innings. However, Nic Maddinson and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill combined well to add 134 - the highest partnership of the game thus far - to prop up the hosts. Maddinson led the way, striking 13 fours and one six on his way to 93 off 85 balls. Nevill made 59, before both were bowled by right-arm seamer Boland. They fell within a space of two overs and another wobble ensued as NSW went from 4 for 177 to 8 for 207.