The match going on between South Australia and Victoria in one of the best batting wickets in the country, took a turn after their player left the crease while he was bowling in the 17th over of the match.
Day -1 of the match ended by the complete domination of the Victoria’s bowlers:
South Australia’s opening batsman Jake Carder took 120 balls to reach double figures. The total target they managed to put on board was 173 with Manenti 47* and Nielsen 45, Perry 3-43, and Crone 3-46 by 172 runs. Jake Carder couldn’t reach the double figures until playing 120 balls and was dismissed in the next 13 balls he played
What happened to Scott Boland when he was playing?
The 34-year-old was unable to complete his 17th over after bowling five deliveries on Day 1 of Victoria’s clash with South Australia at the Junction Oval. Fringe Test quick Scott Boland will be undergoing scans on his knee after pulling up sore while bowling for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield.”He’s got pain in his anterior knee/knee tendon,” a Cricket Victoria spokesperson said, “Precautionary MRI but we’re confident that he’ll bowl in the second innings.”
Spinner Todd Murphy, stepped up to finish off the over left by Boland. Boland hasn’t played for Australia since the third Test of last year’s Ashes but has remained around the squad during the summer. This would create uncertainty for Boland in Australia’s tour of New Zealand, which will be starting in Wellington on February 29. Mitchell Perry is 3 for 43, and Xavier Crone is 3 for 46. And their fielder, Perry also did an amazing job by brilliantly taking the wicket of Liam Scott with a runout.
Victoria took complete control of the match and almost secured the Shield win after successfully dominating day one. They all supported the Captain’s decision to bowl first after winning the toss by restricting the SAto 172. As Victoria’s batting started, they scored 71 with 10 wickets in hand with Nic Maddinson and Marcus Harris still at the crease.