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Bushrangers resilient on bowlers' day

South Australia 4 for 81 trail Victoria 220 (McDonald 72, Mennie 5-43) by 139 runs
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South Australia reduced Victoria to 7 for 118 before the Bushrangers pacemen responded with bat and ball to leave the Sheffield Shield match tantalisingly poised at the MCG.

Andrew McDonald made 72 and Peter Siddle 41 for the hosts to tally 220, a far more competitive total than looked likely when Joe Mennie, Chadd Sayers and Carl Tietjens were running through the batting. SA then slipped to 4 for 81 by the close.

Mennie's 5-43 was his second* five-wicket haul in state cricket, and a reward for diligent lines on the MCG's drop-in pitch.

The Redbacks' reply appeared off to a sound start at 1 for 51, with the captain Michael Klinger scoring freely after James Smith's early departure. However Klinger, Tom Stray and Callum Ferguson fell in the space of 15 runs, leaving SA's innings more or less in the hands of Tom Cooper to guide towards parity.

McDonald, Siddle, Jayde Herrick and Will Sheridan have a wicket apiece, and will be seeking further breakthroughs when the match resumes.

* Feb 13 09.30 GMT: The article originally said that this was Mennie's first five-wicket haul. It has now been corrected

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South Aust 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
7TD StrayJD Smith
8M KlingerTD Stray
6CJ FergusonTD Stray
134CJ FergusonTLW Cooper
10CJ FergusonTM Head
28AJ CrosthwaiteTM Head
55CJ SayersTM Head
1JM MennieTM Head
8TM HeadC Tietjens
10PR GeorgeC Tietjens