Victoria 0 for 0 & 162 (Harvey 79, Griffith 7-54) lead Tasmania 101 (Lewis 3-13, Harvey 3-33) by 61 runs
A final-session fightback gave Victoria first-innings points on a low-scoring opening day of the Pura Cup match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval. Tasmania were on top after Adam Griffith, their opening bowler, snared a career-best 7 for 54 before losing their advantage.
Sparked by Michael Lewis and Ian Harvey, who each took three wickets, Victoria dismissed Tasmania in the last over of the day for a miserable 101. After making 79, Harvey dismissed Dan Marsh and Sean Clingeleffer before taking the crucial wicket of Michael Bevan for 19.
Tasmania's was a disappointing response to a fine performance by Griffith, who began with the scalp of Graeme Rummans and picked up Jonathon Moss, Brad Hodge, Cameron White and David Hussey to have 5 for 27 by lunch. After the break he added the wicketkeeper Peter Roach and Mathew Inness, who shared vital partnerships with Harvey.