Cameron White, Scott Boland put Victoria in control

Cameron White tucks one away to the leg side © Getty Images

Western Australia 5 for 170 (Short 42, Turner 38*, Boland 3-39) trail Victoria 9 for 424 dec (Maddison 162, White 119, Moody 3-72) by 254 runs

Cameron White‘s century and three wickets from Scott Boland put Victoria in charge of the Sheffield Shield clash with Western Australia at the MCG.

White scored his 22nd first class century as Victoria piled up 9 for 424 before declaring early in the afternoon. White lost opener Nic Maddinson early in the day for a fabulous 162 but he got good support from wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Harper who made 39.

White fell to a stunning catch from Hilton Cartwright peddling back from mid-on. David Moody picked up three of the last four wickets of the innings including White, Harper and James Pattinson.

D’Arcy Short made a rollicking start in WA’s innings, striking six boundaries in quick time before Scott Boland and Chris Tremain turned the screws. Tremain knocked over Jon Wells before Boland claimed Cartwright, Mitchell Marsh and Short to leave the Warriors 4 for 96.

Marsh was caught behind trying to defend wide of his off stump, while Short fell to a sharp catch from White at second slip after slashing hard off the back foot.

The Warriors slumped to 5 for 112 when Marcus Stoinis holed out to mid-on trying to hit Jon Holland into the stands. Ashton Turner and Will Bosisto then steadied the innings with an unbroken 58-run stand to get the Warriors through to stumps but they are still 254 runs behind.

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