<
>

Fawad and Holland bowl Western Australia out for 243

Victoria 1 for 20 trail Western Australia 243 (Bosisto 57, Fawad 3-58, Holland 3-60) by 223 runs Scorecard

Victoria spinners Fawad Ahmed and Jon Holland picked up three wickets each as Western Australia were bowled out for 243 having chosen to bat at the MCG. At stumps on the first day, the Bushrangers were 1 for 20 in reply, with Marcus Harris on 17 and set to be joined by a new partner after Travis Dean was bowled for 3 by Jhye Richardson from what became the last ball of the day.

Western Australia recovered from early trouble after they fell to 2 for 8 in the fourth over of the match. Opener Jon Wells was brilliantly caught at third slip by Aaron Finch diving to his right off the bowling of Chris Tremain, and discarded Test batsman Hilton Cartwright followed in the next over when he was bowled by Scott Boland for a duck.

Mitchell Marsh and Will Bosisto steadied the Warriors with a 65-run partnership before the spin bowlers started to make an impact. Marsh was bowled by Fawad for 43, Marcus Stoinis was caught off Holland's bowling for 24, and Bosisto was also caught off Fawad for 57 shortly before tea.

Wicketkeeper Josh Inglis contributed a valuable 46 before he was lbw to Tremain. Holland finished with 3 for 60 and Fawad picked up 3 for 58. Victoria, who have won the past three Sheffield Shield titles, entered this round in the unfamiliar position of being last on the table, and are searching for their first win of this summer's tournament.