Current Match Report – Victoria vs South Aust nineteenth Match 2023/24

Victoria 71 for 0 path South Australia 173 (Manenti 47*, Nielsen 45, Perry 3-43, Crone 3-46) by 172 runs

Fringe Check fast Scott Boland will bear scans on his knee after pulling up sore whereas bowling for Victoria within the Sheffield Defend

The 34-year-old left the sphere after being unable to finish his seventeenth over on day one in every of Victoria’s conflict with South Australia on the Junction Oval.

“He is bought ache in his anterior knee/knee tendon,” a Cricket Victoria spokesperson mentioned. “Precautionary MRI however we’re assured that he’ll bowl within the second innings.”

Spinner Todd Murphy, who performed seven Checks in 2023, stepped as much as bowl the ultimate ball of the over after Boland had despatched down 5 deliveries earlier than going off.

Boland has not performed for Australia because the third Check of final 12 months’s Ashes, however has remained across the squad in the course of the summer time.

An harm would put Boland doubtful for Australia’s tour of New Zealand, with the primary of two Checks beginning in Wellington on February 29.

The 2021 Boxing Day Check hero claimed figures of 1 for 33 in opposition to the Redbacks, dismissing opener Jake Carder, who hung round for 131 balls to make 17 – he didn’t attain double figures till hitting his first boundary from the a hundred and twentieth ball he confronted.

Victoria had been blazing in direction of securing an important Defend win after utterly dominating day one. They greater than made probably the most of captain Peter Handscomb’s resolution to bowl first after successful the toss.

Historically top-of-the-line batting wickets within the nation, the Junction Oval supplied loads for the bowlers because the Redbacks had been skittled for 173.

SA’s top-order endured a torrid begin, crawling to 9 for 3 after 19 overs. The run-rate elevated barely after lunch as Ben Manenti, Harry Nielsen and captain Jake Lehmann helped the guests publish a complete that appeared effectively past them early within the day.

Mitchell Perry was the decide of Victoria’s bowlers with 3 for 43, whereas Xavier Crone completed with 3 for 46. Perry additionally produced an excellent piece of labor within the area to expire Liam Scott.

In reply, Victoria raced to 71 for 0 stumps with Nic Maddinson and Marcus Harris on the crease.

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