Victorian quick Scott Boland have a superb account of himself on return from Australian Test duties with 4-69 in the second innings as Western Australia were bowled out for 236, making it eight for the match after his 4-29 on day one.
Victoria look certain to book a berth into the Marsh Sheffield Shield final despite showers and bad light delaying their victory charge against runaway leaders Western Australia in Perth. Victoria seemed on course to gun down 61 off five overs at the end of the day before the umpires ruled play could not continue due to bad light.
WA were bowled out for 236 in their second innings on Thursday, having forged a narrow 60-run advantage, with the match helped into a fourth day on the back of three rain stoppages.
Boland followed up his four-wicket haul on day one by striking in his second over as prolific opener Sam Whiteman fell for a duck. Mitch Perry dismissed youngster Teague Wyllie for 16 while Boland snapped up the key wicket of Cameron Bancroft (31) in the dying moments of play.
Boland picks up his fourth in the second innings to make it eight for the match!
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