Dwarshuis sparks Victoria collapse to place New South Wales on high

Victoria 182 for 8 (Handscomb 43, Dwarshuis 3-43) vs New South Wales

New South Wales fast Ben Dwarshuis claimed three wickets as Victoria’s disastrous begin to the Sheffield Shield season continued after struggling one other collapse on a truncated opening day on the MCG.

Play didn’t start till 1pm with the opening session misplaced on account of a moist outfield after in a single day rain. Victoria misplaced 5 for 46 within the last session with the recalled Dwarshuis claiming three wickets together with the important thing scalp of Peter Handscomb to a poorly executed pull shot, whereas the in-form Matt Short was brilliantly run out by substitute Chris Green following a horrible yes-no name from Sam Harper.

Nathan Lyon went wicketless however bowled tightly via 16 overs on his return to first-class cricket as he continues his comeback from the Ashes-ending calf damage.

Victoria’s top-order made loads of begins with Handscomb, Travis Dean, Will Pucovski and Short all passing 25 however none reached 50 as they handed NSW the ascendency having been despatched into bat.

Test hopeful Marcus Harris’ begin to the season has mirrored that of his staff’s. He fell for a first-ball duck so as to add to his scores of 0 and 10 in his solely different Shield look thus far this yr after lacking Victoria’s opening match of the season.

This time he fell caught at brief leg, prodding ahead to a supply from Chris Tremain that jagged off the seam. He bought an inside edge onto pad and it ballooned to Ryan Hackney at brief leg.

Pucovski, batting at No. 3 on return after being rested from the loss to Queensland, was almost out in similar trend however Hackney was unable to get his hand beneath the ball as he dived ahead onto the pitch. Pucovski ought to have additionally been out on 10 when he edged Dwarshuis behind however wicketkeeper Matthew Gilkes was wrong-footed and he grassed the comparatively straight-forward probability diving to his proper.

Pucovski and Dean floor out a 68-run stand in almost 35 overs on a difficult floor that had loads of reside inexperienced grass. Both males confronted greater than 100 balls and managed simply two boundaries apiece on the comfortable, sluggish outfield. Pucovski lastly fell to Jackson Bird, edging behind making an attempt to defend from the crease.

Dean continued to grind alongside Handscomb who was way more fluent. But Dean fell to an innocuous Moises Henriques supply, guiding it to slide with anchored ft after going through 154 deliveries for his 39.

Handscomb performed properly for his 43 however his dismissal sparked a disastrous collapse. He performed an uncharacteristic pull shot whereas establishing sq. on to Dwarshuis from across the wicket. The brief ball was extensive of off stump and he top-edged it to sq. leg making an attempt to pull it over midwicket.

Captain Will Sutherland additionally fell to a brief ball entice from Dwarshuis, spooning a catch to deep backward sq. with two males positioned for the precise shot.

Things went from dangerous to worse when Short was run out having appeared in good contact. Harper pulled a ball into the brief leg fielder and it ricocheted in the direction of midwicket, Harper known as ‘sure’ after which ‘no’ as he realised Green was swooping. Short took off to the preliminary name and was pressured to scramble again however Green’s sensible direct hit beat his determined dive.

Dwarshuis had Mitch Perry caught behind shortly after earlier than Fergus O’Neill was trapped plumb infront by Tremain within the last over of the day with the lights in full impact.

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