Victoria soar with Maxwell's 96

Victoria 4 for 247 (Maxwell 96, White 53*) lead Western Australia 243 by four runs Scorecard

Glenn Maxwell continued his fine Sheffield Shield form with 96 as Victoria took command on a showery second day against Western Australia at the MCG. In reply to the Warriors' 243, the Bushrangers went to stumps on 4 for 247, with Cameron White on 53 and Daniel Christian on 17.

But the key man was Maxwell, who in Victoria's previous match had plundered 278 against New South Wales in Sydney. http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8043/scorecard/1118874/New-South-Wales-vs-Victoria-11th-match-sheff-shield-pura/ Although he fell short of making hundreds in consecutive games, he finished the day with 590 runs so far this Shield season at 73.75, putting him more than 100 runs clear of the second-placed Callum Ferguson at the top of the season's run charts.

Maxwell was lbw to fast bowler Jhye Richardson, who had also bowled opener Travis Dean late on the first day. Marcus Harris was caught in the deep off Ashton Agar for 43 and captain Aaron Finch was bowled by Matthew Kelly for 21, before White arrived to combine with Maxwell for a 74-run fourth-wicket partnership.