Victoria v Queensland, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, Alice Springs, 2nd day February 26, 2015

Quiney, Stoinis give Victoria strong lead

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victoria 6 for 302 (Quiney 111, Stoinis 71, Philipson 3-72) lead Queensland 207 (Burns 86, Ahmed 5-50) by 95 runs

File photo - Rob Quiney and Marcus Stoinis starred with the bat for Victoria © Getty Images

Victoria gained a strong 95-run lead over Queensland riding mainly on Rob Quiney's 111 and fifties from Marcus Stoinis (71) and Peter Handscomb (50).

In their reply to Queensland's 207, Victoria's opening stand was broken by seamer Mark Steketee who had Chris Rogers caught behind for 6. Quiney then paired with Stoinis for a 168-run second-wicket stand that frustrated the Queensland bowlers.

Offspinner Michael Philipson ended the big partnership when he had Stoinis caught by James Hopes. Philipson struck 10 balls later to trap Quiney leg before and later also had Victoria captain Matthew Wade caught behind for 23.

David Hussey's brief innings of 12 was brought to an end by Steketee in the 58th over. Handscomb had steadied the middle order with his fifty, but when he was sent back by Hopes, Victoria had slumped from 1 for 181 to 5 for 248. However, they ended the day on top with Daniel Christian and James Pattinson unbeaten on 25 and 0 respectively at the end of the second day.

Earlier, Queensland were able to add just one run to their overnight score of 9 for 206. Legspinner Fawad Ahmed dismissed Peter George in the second over of the day to finish with 5 for 50, his sixth five-for in first class cricket.