Victoria 9 for 313 dec (Maddinson 128, Seymour 105, Hatcher 4-86) and 5 for 248 dec (Handsomb 90, Quick 90) beat New South Wales 140 (Hughes 59) and 247 (Hughes 89*, Boland 5-56) by 174 runs

Scott Boland’s very good early-season type ensured Victoria overcame a herculean effort from opener Daniel Hughes to safe their second victory of the season over New South Wales.

It took to inside the ultimate hour till New South Wales’ resistance was lastly damaged when Boland trapped Liam Hatcher lbw to interrupt a ninth-wicket stand that had spanned 25 overs after which he quickly eliminated the injured Trent Copeland to wrap up the match.

Hughes, who took quite a few blows on the physique and an extra one on the foot when James Pattinson hurled the ball again at him, was left unbeaten on 89 from 319 deliveries as he carried his bat. He was not dismissed by a bowler within the sport having been run out within the first innings and in whole confronted 451 balls within the contest – essentially the most in his profession.

Victoria have been strongly positioned at first of the day with New South Wales already three down however they may not break via within the morning session towards Hughes and Jack Edwards though Hughes had a life when he was caught at quick leg off a Pattinson no-ball.

Nonetheless, after the break Boland – who has put his title within the body for Australia choice – produced a magnificence to take Edwards’ off stump and shortly discovered the sting of Lachlan Hearne with some late motion. He thought he had Hughes moments later with a brute of a bouncer that was fended to slide but it surely was given not out with replays inconclusive.

Matt Quick eliminated Sean Abbott moments earlier than the brand new ball which was then shared by Boland and Pattinson. Late within the second session, Hughes performed a supply again to Pattinson who rocketed a throw into Hughes’ boot which left the batter in ache and offended. Phrases have been exchanged though tempers appeared to have calmed when gamers returned after the break.

Hughes and Peter Nevill ate into the ultimate session earlier than Mitch Perry trapped Nevil on the crease with one which nipped again. Perry struck once more in his subsequent over when Nathan Lyon clipped one firmly to quick leg the place James Seymour clung on with some assist from his sweater.

At that time the consequence appeared a formality, however Hughes and Hatcher repelled the Victoria assault. Hughes tried to farm the strike the place he may whereas Hatcher withstood strongly till Boland had the ultimate say.


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