Nic Maddinson started brightly but his dismissal was the first of four Victoria wickets to fall quickly
Victoria 4 for 81 vs Queensland
Queensland made good use of the limited time available on a rain-reduced opening day against Victoria by taking four wickets at Allan Border Field.
A delayed start and further stoppages meant just 21.4 overs in the day but Jack Wildermuth continued his impressive form with two wickets in an over while Michael Neser and Brendan Doggett claimed one each.
Nic Maddinson had been quickly out of the blocks after Victoria had been put in, the first runs off the bat coming from a hooked six in the opening over and he followed that by flicking a full delivery from outside off over the midwicket fence in the 10th over. However, the ball after that second six he drove hard at Wildermuth and was held at third slip.
Two balls later Wildermuth struck again when he pinned the in-form Peter Handscomb lbw by one which nipped back.
Victoria’s batsmen aided in their demise as Matt Short played well away from his body to give a catch to Joe Burns at first slip and provide Neser with a wicket on his Sheffield Shield comeback. The same could be said of Jake Fraser-McGurk who was also snapped up by Burns to leave Victoria in trouble at 4 for 75.
Rain arrived an over later and this time there was no further breaks leaving Marcus Harris and Seb Gotch needing to do a repair job on the second day.