Swepson snares 5 as Queensland crush Victoria by an innings

Queensland 501 for 9 (Renshaw 135, Clayton 109, Neser 90) beat Victoria 253 and 144 (Swepson 5-39) by a innings and 104 runs

Queensland spinner Mitchell Swepson has snared career-best figures of 5 for 39 to consign Victoria to back-to-back innings defeats to start out their Sheffield Shield season.

Victoria entered the ultimate day in Mackay precariously positioned at 104 for 7 and requiring an additional 144 runs to make the Bulls bat once more.

Peter Handscomb (43 off 147 balls) and Todd Murphy (40 off 107) moved the scoreboard alongside to 144 for 7 in a promising begin to Tuesday’s motion.

But it was a catastrophe from that time as Victoria misplaced 3 for 0 within the house of seven balls to lose the match by an innings and 104 runs.

The defeat adopted their season-opening loss to Western Australia, once they have been crushed by an innings and 53 runs in Perth.

Handscomb was the primary to fall on Tuesday when he nudged paceman Jack Wildermuth down the leg aspect and was caught by wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson. It was Peirson’s fifth catch of the innings.

Next over, Murphy was left cursing himself after whacking Swepson straight to mid-on.

And it was recreation over two balls later when Cameron McClure was caught in shut after struggling to take care of a sharp-turning Swepson supply.

Queensland opener Matt Renshaw was named player-of-the-match for his knock of 135 in his crew’s first-innings whole of 501 for 9 declared.

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