Queensland 106 for 5 (Khawaja 31, Boland 2-25) trail Victoria 300 over December 7 (Harris 73, Handscomb 66, Wildermuth 3-49) by 194 runs
Victoria declared 300 for 7 shortly after lunch on the second day. In response, Queensland fell to 42 for 3 before limping to 106 for 6 at stumps, with Jimmy Peirson and Jack Wildermuth unbeaten.
Victoria resumed play on Friday at 201 for 4, but Sutherland only added two runs to his overnight score before shouldering a delivery from Gurinder Sandhu that deflected back and hit the top of the stump. Sam Harper fell for a 17-ball duck to reduce Victoria to 213 for 6.
Queensland’s innings started poorly, with Matt Renshaw edging O’Neill at first slip. The Bulls went from 37 for 1 to 42 for 3 when Joe Burns and Bryce Street failed to capitalize on solid bases.
“It’s pretty much what dreams are made of,” Warren said of his first first-class finish at the MCG. “It’s what everyone wants to do.”
Warren was spurred on by a parish group of supporters in the crowd.
“They were acting like pork chops today,” he said with a smile. “I have a couple of hooligans from school, a couple of college friends, and then the old man and a couple of his friends; they had a couple at the bar.
“They’re a little drunk, but they’re having a little fun.”