Victoria 6 for 282 (Harris 100, Chandrasinghe 67, Steketee 2-55, Kuhnemann 2-55) vs Queensland
Harris, who has performed 14 Tests, starred after Victoria have been despatched in on the MCG with a fluent 148-ball knock to defy a powerful Queensland assault.
Harris was in an aggressive temper, significantly in opposition to left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann who he hit for six over deep midwicket after lunch. He additionally unleashed reverse sweeps earlier than hitting his ton conventionally with a ravishing straight drive off seamer Xavier Bartlett.
But Harris did not add to his rating and holed out off a protracted hop from Kuhnemann to trudge off dissatisfied at throwing his wicket away.
A watchful Chandrasinghe performed a assist function to Harris and endured sharp bowling from quicks Mark Steketee and Michael Neser earlier than tea.
He reached his half-century in model with a boundary earlier than falling to Kuhnemann lbw. It triggered a late collapse for Victoria, who misplaced 4 wickets within the ultimate session after threatening to take management.
Their hopes of a formidable first innings whole rests on stand-in captain Will Sutherland, who performed aggressively earlier than the shut, and wicketkeeper-batter Sam Harper.
Queensland confirmed indicators of weariness simply 5 days after Brisbane Heat’s barnstorming run to the BBL ultimate resulted in heartbreak in opposition to Perth Scorchers.
Five gamers backed up from that Optus Stadium epic, together with Kuhnemann who conjured bounce and spin because the day wore on to complete with 2 for 55 from 21 overs.
Queensland had for lengthy stretches been left pissed off with a number of edges falling wanting slips, however their toil was rewarded within the ultimate session with hardworking Steketee claiming the wickets of Matt Short, the BBL participant of the season, and Mitchell Perry.
Former Western Australia fast Liam Guthrie struck early in his Bulls debut when he dismissed opener Travis Dean for six in the one wicket of the primary session.
The match heralds the return of the Shield after a prolonged break because of the BBL season.
Defending champions Western Australia are the runaway leaders with 32 factors and restart their season on Friday in opposition to South Australia at Adelaide Oval.
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