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Vics march to dominant Shield win over Qld

AAP logoAAP 6/11/2016 Michael Ramsey

Victoria have claimed a dominant Sheffield Shield victory over Queensland by an innings and 81 runs with a day and a half to spare.

The visitors resumed their second innings at the MCG on Sunday at 4-50 and trailing the hosts by 230 runs.

Much like their first dig, the second proved short-lived.

The Bulls limped to lunch at 6-134 and were bowled out for 199 before tea, with Chris Hartley (34 not out) the last man standing.

Marnus Labuschagne top-scored with a determined 70 before being caught at short fine leg off Marcus Stoinis after lunch.

Sam Wildermuth (25) was struck on the helmet by a Dan Christian bouncer but cleared to continue before being caught behind off Stoinis.

Left-arm spinner Jon Holland took 4-46, Stoinis 2-31 and fellow paceman Scott Boland 2-43.

Queensland started the day on the back foot after Holland spun through their top order late on Saturday, taking three wickets in his first over.

Joe Burns, who was shaded by teammate Usman Khawaja for a spot in Australia's Test side, failed with the bat for the second time in the match, trapped lbw for seven by Boland.

Earlier, Cameron White (104 not out) and Test candidate Glenn Maxwell (81) helped Victoria to a commanding first innings total of 417.

Maxwell's poised knock came a week after his controversial omission from Victoria's opening-round win over Tasmania, while White spent five hours at the crease before bringing up his ton with a six.

In-form opener Marcus Harris (75) and Peter Handscomb (60) also provided handy contributions.

White, whose partnership with Maxwell put the game beyond reach, said Victoria's first-innings demolition of Queensland for 137 set the foundation.

"I thought our opening bowlers on day one really set the tone for us," he said.

"That was really a top-class exhibition of fast bowling and good accurate swing bowling.

"We thought it was going to be hard work (today). Obviously it was a pretty flat wicket. We understand that they can bat well but if we can bowl well enough and get a bit of reverse swing, we're going to create some chances. We did that, and we took them."

Queensland remain winless after being thumped by a star-studded NSW in last week's opening round.

Opener Charlie Hemphrey and middle-order batsman Peter Forrest are likely to come under pressure after being dismissed cheaply in each of their four opportunities this season.

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