Western Australia 208 (Stoinis 80, Philippe 41, Tremain 4-37) lead Victoria 3 by 153 (Pucovski 64 * Handscomb 64, Stoinis 1-10) by 55 runs
A destructive opening spell of seamstresses Scott Boland and Chris Tremain gave Victoria the first day against Western Australia on WACA grounds.
Boland and Tremain ran across the top of WA to leave them at 4 for 42 on the 18th after Peter Handscomb opted to roll on a surface with abundant live grass. Tremain made the first breakthrough before Boland bagged the next three.
Marcus Stoinis and Josh Philippe, however, responded before lunch. Philippe played in the innings of 41 balls of 27 balls before falling to Andrew Fekete immediately after the break. Stoinis was determined and received some support from goalkeeper Josh Inglis. Tremain broke the alliance again and then ran down the queue to finish with 4 for 37. Stoinis was the last man to come out in a well-done 80, as WA doubled in 50 overs.
There was another scalp for Victoria with Matthew Kelly Hit on the head and forced to retreat wounded. Kelly was replaced out of the game under the rules of concussion and was replaced by the kicker Usman Qadir. According to reports, Kelly was in a good mood after the incident, but the medical staff told him to rest and that he will no longer participate in the game.
WA made a breakthrough with Travis Dean defeating Cameron Green in the fourth.
Victorian hitter Will Pucovski, 20, took control of the innings. While Marcus Harris and Peter Handscomb fell at the beginning of 26 and 27 respectively, Pucovski pushed to 64, not closing. Cameron White joined him in a 41-race spot to stay undefeated at 14 on the stumps.