Victoria v SA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 2nd day March 6, 2015

Hussey, Siddle leave South Australia reeling

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Australia 5 for 134 (Lehmann 50*, Siddle 4-29) trail Victoria 6 for 534 (Hussey 142, Quiney 125, Zampa 3-145) by 400 runs

File photo: David Hussey stroked 19 fours and four sixes during his 142 © Getty Images

A century from David Hussey, followed by a four-wicket burst from Peter Siddle helped Victoria take firm control of their clash against South Australia in Adelaide.

Victoria, who were already a commanding 4 for 347 when the day began, rode on a 178-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Hussey and Matthew Wade to compile 534, after which they declared. Hussey's runs came at a strike-rate of 83.52, as he muscled 19 fours and four sixes to score 142. Hussey was eventually dismissed by Adam Zampa, who collected three scalps, but half-centuries from Wade (83) and Daniel Christian (57) lifted the team beyond 500.

South Australia failed to gather any momentum in their innings, as Siddle (4 for 29) dealt early blows to reduce them to 4 for 45. Travis Head and Jake Lehmann - Australian coach Darren Lehman's son - briefly stopped the slide with a 77-run stand, but Head's dismissal towards the end of the day meant South Australia were precariously placed at 5 for 134 at stumps.