Victoria 212 and 1 for 28 (Arnberger 10*, Hodge 18*) trail Queensland 408 and 189 for 5 dec (Maher 88) by 357 runs
Points table

Queensland stormed further into dominance in this top-of-the-table clash thanks to a disciplined bowling performance and a rock-solid 88 from Jimmy Maher, his second fifty of the match.

The bowlers ran through Victoria's line-up on the third day, quickly reducing them from 4 for 155 overnight to 212 all out, then the batsman raced to 5 for 189 from 47 overs before declaring. And, by the close, Victoria had already lost a wicket in their second dart, with Andy Bichel picking up Lloyd Mash for a duck to leave them 1 for 28.

Spare a thought for Shane Warne. He grabbed three of the five wickets in the second innings to end with match figures of 10 for 164 and yet will, in all likelihood, end up on the losing side. It was his Australia team-mate Michael Kasprowicz who did the bulk of the damage in the morning, to finish with 3 for 51 in the first innings.

When play begins on the final day, Victoria will need a further 357 runs with nine wickets left. Climbing such a mountain seems highly unlikely.