Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Pucovski's 188 headlines run-fest at the MCG

Queensland 5 for 452 dec (Renshaw 170, Heazlett 124*, Wildermuth 94, Tremain 1-54) & 0 for 7 lead Victoria 9 for 436 dec (Pucovski 188, Gotch 63, Swepson 3-151) by 23 runs

A maiden Sheffield Shield century from Victorian young gun Will Pucovski helped Victoria almost draw level with Queensland in a run feast at the MCG.

Pucovski, 20, produced a monumental display of concentration facing 414 balls in his innings of 188 before falling caught and bowled to Mitch Swepson. A hundred of his runs came in boundaries. Cameron White scored yet another first-class half-century and Seb Gotch also made 63 as the Bushrangers absorbed 154 overs before declaring late on day three at 9 for 436. Swepson delivered 49 overs to finish with 3 for 151.

Queensland openers Lachlan Pfeffer and Matt Renshaw had to survive three overs before stumps and successfully negotiated the spin of Fawad Ahmed and pace of Peter Siddle.

Queensland 3rd innings Partnerships

1st7LD PfefferMT Renshaw
2nd19LD PfefferM Labuschagne
3rd0CR HemphreyM Labuschagne
4th99M LabuschagneSD Heazlett
5th59JD WildermuthM Labuschagne