After a thumping 154 runs win over Victoria in the previous encounter, Queensland will look to make it double when both the teams will square for the second time at Junction Oval on Tuesday morning.
Riding on Usman Khawaja’s 138 of 126 deliveries, Queensland posted a massive total of 322/9 on the boards in the first innings. Khawaja along with the in-form Sam Heazlett added 185 for the first wicket.
Coming to chase, Victoria was soon reduced to 37-5 in the 14th over and finally folded up at 168 runs in 39.5 overs, falling short by 154 runs. Mark Steketee made the most damage, returning with 4-25 in his 10 overs spell.
When: October 01 at 05:30 AM IST
Where: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Junction Oval in Melbourne is the new exciting home ground of Victoria. The previous game witnessed pristine batting conditions where Usman Khwaja and Sam Heazlett added 185 runs for the opening wicket. Something similar is expected on Tuesday also.
Queensland (322/9) beat Victoria (168) by 154 runs, courtesy Usman Khwaja’s 138 of 126 deliveries and Mark Steketee’s 4-25.
Aaron Finch, Chris Tremain, Will Pucovski, Jon Holland, James Pattinson, Jackson Coleman, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Harris, Peter Handscomb (c & wk), Will Sutherland
Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Matt Renshaw, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja (c), Ben Cutting, Joe Burns, Mark Steketee, Billy Stanlake, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann
Top performers from Victoria:
Scoring at an average of 40.00, Will Sutherland is the leading run-scorer for the side with 120 runs
Glenn Maxwell is a key all-rounder in the side. In 3 innings, he has managed 95 runs along with picking 2 wickets
Top performers from Queensland:
Sam Heazlette is the key batter in the side with 209 runs in 3 innings with a fifty in each
Usman Khwaja smashed a ton in the last game
Mark Steketee and Billy Stanlake are the key bowlers in the side with 6 and 5 scalps respectively.