Victoria are in a commanding position at stumps of day two in the JLT Sheffield Shield Final against the New South Wales Blues.
Starting the day at 6-266, Victoria were bowled out within the first 11 overs of play for 288. Trent Copeland maintained his solid form from day one and cleaned up the tail with three quick wickets, finishing the innings with figures of 5-74 from 31 overs.
Peter Siddle (5-28), James Pattinson (3-30) and Chris Tremain (2-27) came out firing with the ball for Victoria, all claiming early wickets to reduce the Blues to 3-38 in the 13 overs in.
Jason Sangha (21) and Moises Henriques (35) did their best to bring NSW back on track, combining for a solid 50 run partnership, before the Blues collapsed to 121 all out after losing 7-33 in the space of 12 overs.
Victoria's opening batsmen walked to crease at the start of the second innings with a commanding 168 run lead. Marcus Harris (23) and captain Travis Dean (24*) combined for 48 runs before Harris was bowled by Sean Abbott (1-23).
Play was then called off with 14.1 overs remaining in the day due to bad light. Victoria finished day two on 1-48 with a lead of 216 runs.
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Bonus points tally:
New South Wales: 0.9
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