Victoria 188 (Hodge 61) and 1 for 171 (Arnberger 97*, Elliott 71) trail Queensland 371 by 12 runs

Joe Dawes helped Queensland seize the initiative but Victoria fought back at the Gabba © Getty Images
Jason Arnberger and Matthew Elliott led Victoria's fightback after following on and trailed by just 12 runs at the end of the second day's play at Brisbane.
Arnberger and Elliott added 167 for the opening stand as Victoria made amends for their first-innings collapse. Elliott fell for 71, with only three overs to go for stumps, as he was caught behind off a Shane Watson leg-cutter.
Queensland, though, had dominated the earlier part of the day and picked up two first-innings points. Joe Dawes led the rout with 5 for 54 as Victoria were shot out for 188, conceding a 183-run lead. Brad Hodge played the lone hand, with a defiant 61, with Cameron White chipping in with 44. Andy Bichel and Andrew Symonds snapped up two wickets apiece.