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Victoria face uphill battle after Renshaw and Heazlett tons

Victoria 3 for 153 (Pucovski 64*, White 36*, Neser 1-20) trail Queensland 5 for 452 dec (Renshaw 170, Heazlett 124*, Wildermuth 94, Tremain 1-54) by 299 runs

An unbeaten century from Queensland youngster Sam Heazlett helped the Bulls pile up a huge first-innings total against Victoria on a batting paradise at the MCG.

Heazlett nearly doubled his overnight total to register his second first-class hundred, 24 hours after Matt Renshaw made 170. Jack Wildermuth fell agonizingly short of his third first-class century when he was bowled by Peter Siddle for 94.

The Bulls made early inroads, removing both Victorian openers cheaply. Marcus Harris fell to a stunning one-handed catch from wicketkeeper Jimmy Pierson. Michael Neser and Luke Feldman claimed the early wickets, before Mark Steketee later removed Eamonn Vines for 34.

But youngster Will Pucovski and veteran Cameron White steadied the innings with an unbeaten 94-run partnership. Pucovski, coming off a double century in the Futures League last week, scored his first Sheffield Shield half-century, and moved to 64 not out at stumps on day two.