Victory 9 for 445 dec (Harris 250 *, Handscomb 48, Copeland 3-74) beat New South Wales 159 (Patterson 63, Tremain 5-47) and 179 (Larkin 53, Patterson 50 , Boland 6-49) for a turn and 107 runs

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Victoria managed to clear a game at the top of the Sheffield Shield table by claiming the last wicket of New South Wales for a Tickets and victory of 107 races at the MCG, the first absolute ground result in a first class match since February 2017.

Scott Boland downed Mickey Edwards with his last ball of the second more of day four to conclude the match, also delivering once to the Australian ODI paceman handsome innings figures of 6 for 49 and a return match of 8 for 84. However, the prize of the match went to left-handed starter Marcus Harris, who it was comfortably the difference between the teams in the to compile an unbeaten 250 in the only entries of the local team.

That performanc e, at a time when Australia's selectors are desperate for hitters to be worthy of being selected at the highest level, will mean that Harris can present a concerted case for his own inclusion on the team to face to India, especially if he scores higher in the remaining rounds of the Shield before the squad is selected for the first Test in Adelaide as of December 6.

Another potential Test hitter, NSW vice-captain Kurtis Patterson, contributed a double of 63 and 53, maintaining his extraordinary consistency, but a tendency not to reach the highest scores: he has only five centuries of first class in 54 games.

This match was the first in the MCG, since the ground personnel did a considerable job to prepare the pitches with a better balance between bat and ball. , after the five games resulted in draws last season. That count included a boring raffle in the Boxing Day Ashes Test, which resulted in the ICC qualifying as "poor", and led to a release that is noticeably more grassy and live for this season.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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