A horror journey to Brisbane for wannabe Take a look at opener Marcus Harris and his Victorian teammates ended with a second horror capitulation and a defeat inside two days by the hands of a rampant Queensland assault.
Lower than 24 hours after being dismissed for an embarrassing 63 Victoria’s fourth-lowest complete in Defend historical past, after selecting to bat, the guests had been again on the crease earlier than lunch dealing with a 142-run deficit, had been instantly in bother once more, and by no means recovered.
Victoria was all out in its second innings for 132 with fast Michael Neser the chief day two destroyer, taking 5-48, and 9-70 for the match to compete as complete a victory as there was in current seasons.
Neser began the onslaught early, eradicating each Victorian openers, together with Travis Dean for a second duck of the match, after which Harris for simply 1, to place the house staff on a fast path to victory he sealed with the ultimate wicket of the sport.
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“We weren’t anticipating this,” Victorian all-rounder Will Sutherland mentioned, after he confirmed some batting resistance earlier than the loss.
“It was difficult situations, however we’re fairly disillusioned with the best way we batted.
“It was an excessive amount of work to do at this time with the bat. They had been wonderful with the ball … they didn’t offer you a ball to hit.”
After a day-one duck, Harris was out edging a rising supply from Neser, who was close to unplayable early, to keeper Jimmy Pierson within the opener’s remaining sport earlier than first taking up the West Indies within the Prime Minister’s XI after which hooking up with the Take a look at squad.
Victorian captain Peter Handscomb, whose determination it was to bat first on the opening day, was nearly out first ball, narrowly lacking an unplayable ball from Neser who ought to be the primary man nationwide selectors name if any of the 4 quicks within the Take a look at squad change into unavailable.
Neser, who additionally made 31 with the bat, his staff’s second highest rating, additionally eliminated Sam Harper and Nic Maddinson as any form of Victorian hopes to make Queensland bat once more dissolved.
The guests slumped to 6-62, with all recognised batters out and nonetheless 80 runs behind the Bulls who had run rampant with the ball.
A 48-run partnership between Sutherland (48) and younger fast Mitch Perry (19) briefly stopped the bleeding earlier than Gurinder Sandhu took two wickets in two balls to proceed the awful outing for the Victorians which ended when Neser eliminated Cameron McClure.
Whereas the kudos has to go to the Queensland bowlers, who took 20 wickets in simply 82 overs, questions now can be requested about the way forward for among the Victorian batsman, significantly one-time Take a look at aspirant Nic Maddinson.
Placed on the radar by nationwide selectors the 30-year-old has returned simply 74 runs in six innings this season, with a excessive rating of 30.
The early end means the Vics have further time to soak their wounds earlier than the 2 two groups face off in a one-day conflict, additionally in Brisbane, subsequent Tuesday.
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Selecting to bat on a inexperienced wicket backfired badly on Take a look at hopeful and Victorian skipper Peter Handscomb as he and his aspect was humiliated in Brisbane and bowled out for his or her lowest Sheffield Defend rating in additional than 50 years.
Victoria misplaced eight first session wickets earlier than being rolled simply after lunch for simply 63 as Bulls bowlers Mark Steketee and Michael Neser continued their dominant begin to the summer time to destroying the guests at Allan Border Area.
Recent off being picked within the Prime Minister’s XI as two of the “main first-class performers” this season, the duo snared seven wickets within the opening session because the guests crumbled from 2-0 to 8-47 at lunch.
Every bowler then took one other scalp after lunch to dismiss Victoria in jus over 32 overs, to take their mixed wickets to 41 this season, enjoying simply their fourth sport.
Neser completed with figures of 4-22 and has 19 for the season whereas Steketee, who took 6-38 towards WA final week, snared 5-18 within the disastrous Victorian effort and has 22.
Solely second-gamer Ashley Chandrasinghe, who made a century on debut towards Tasmania, defied the onslaught for the Vics, dealing with 84 balls, however for simply 16 runs earlier than he was out and his 19-run stand with Scott Boland was the largest for the guests.
The minuscule complete was the smallest for the reason that Vics had been all out for 73 towards WA in 1971, and is the fourth-lowest complete in additional than 130 years of Defend competitors.
However the embarrassing rating didn’t make the highest 20 for lowest ever competitors scores, and was two runs greater than the 61 Victoria dismissed Queensland for simply 5 years in the past, in 2017.
Given their probability to bat on the identical pitch, the Bulls weren’t with out their very own troubles however handed Victoria’s complete simply three wickets down, and had been 6-130 at stumps, a lead of 67 with Neser once more doing the job, making an unbeaten 30.
The one concern for the house staff, and probably Australia, was the struggles of Take a look at batter Marnus Labuschagne, who was out for 9 to Scott Boland.
It was Labuschagne’s fourth single determine rating in a row having began the season with 127 within the opening sport.
Fellow Take a look at star Usman Khawaja made 22 off 68 balls.
The day began horribly for the Victorians after Handscomb gained the toss and determined to bat. Each Victorian openers, together with Marcus Harris who was this week recalled to the Take a look at squad to face the West Indies, fell for geese.
Travis Dean, final yr’s joint participant of the yr within the Defend, lasted simply three balls and Harris seven, however neither scored and the Vics had been 2-0 inside 4 overs.
That grew to become 3-5 when Handscomb was out, then 4-12 when Nic Maddinson’s battles continued and he was eliminated for simply 4, then 5-13 when Sam Harper was additionally out for one.
Whereas Handscomb and Harris are the competitors’s top-two run scorers this season, Maddinson has simply 56 runs in 5 innings, and is averaging solely 11.
It solely obtained worse for the Vics after his dismissal when Will Sutherland was caught for 5 and the guests slumped to 6-22 contained in the opening hour of play.
However whereas Chandrasinghe did his finest to maintain the Bulls at bay in partnerships with Mitch Perry after which Boland, even he succumbed on a darkish day for the staff.
The Vics did go previous their three lowest ever Defend totals, scored greater than a century in the past, the one occasions they’ve ever failed to succeed in 50, however the meagre now complete sits of their lowest 5 of all-time.
LOWEST EVER VICTORIAN SHEFFIELD SHIELD SCORES
31 v NSW Sydney 25 Jan 1907
35 v NSW Sydney 26 Jan 1927
43 v South Aust Melbourne 21 Feb 1896
63 v Queensland, Brisbane, 10 Nov 2022
73 v West Aust Melbourne 10 Dec 1971
76 v South Aust Melbourne 31 Dec 1900
76 V v Queensland Brisbane 7 Mar 1975