Victoria has won the toss and taken the immunity of a batting-friendly track at Junction Oval.
Jhye Richardson picks up the first wicket for Western Australia where Marcus Harris tried to drive for 4.
But Harris knicked straight to Nathan Coulter-Nine at slip on 2.
Not long later, Nathan Coulter-Nile picked WA’s 2nd scalp.
It’s an lbw where the ball hits the middle of Nic Maddinson’s leg & out for 1.
Cameron White stayed on while resurrecting Victoria’s innings a bit.
But a sublime stumping from Josh Inglis saw White’s short stay on 19 in Usman Qadir’s first wicket.
The same went with Qadir’s catch at the rope off Andrew Tye where Glenn Maxwell ended up frustrated on 25.
Mackenzie Harvey tries to cut short going through mid-wicket.
But Harvey knicked straight to Inglis for 22 which delighted Qadir.
Not long later, Peter Handscomb tallies back to back half-centuries.
It provided a much-needed boost as Victoria moves past 100 halfway.
But his innings ended on 57 when Josh Phillipe take the catch in the deep off the short ball in Andrew Tye.
Tye immediately picks up his 3rd wicket where Tom O’Connell misjudged the knuckle-ball.
It went straight to Jono Wells at silly mid-on before Scott Boland chipped straight to Jhye Richardson in Qadir’s 3rd wicket.
Darcy Short picked up the last two wickets of Wes Agar and Seb Gotch off both catches from Hilton Cartwright.
As the 1st innings wraps up, Victoria now all out for 200.
On the other hand, Western Australia needs 201 runs to win in half-hour’s time.