Selecting to bat on a inexperienced wicket in Brisbane proved the improper determination for Check hopeful Peter Handscomb as he was caught up in batting carnage within the opening hour of Victoria’s Sheffield Defend conflict with Queensland.
Recent off being picked within the Prime Minister’s XI as one of many “main first-class performers” this season, Handscomb was considered one of six victims of Bulls opener bowlers Mark Steketee and Michael Neser contained in the opening hour of the conflict at Allan Border Subject.
Handscomb was out for 5, however solely after each Victorian openers, together with Marcus Harris who was this week recalled to the Check squad to face the West Indies, each fell for geese.
Travis Dean, final 12 months’s joint participant of the 12 months within the Defend, lasted simply three balls and Harris seven, however neither scored and the Vics have been 2-0 inside 4 overs.
That grew to become 3-5 when Handscomb was out, then 4-12 when Nic Maddinson’s battles continued and he was eliminated for simply 4, then 5-13 when Sam Harper was additionally out for one.
It solely received worse for the VIcs simply earlier than drinks when Will Sutherland was caught for 5 and the guests slumped to 6-22.
Whereas Handscomb and Harris have been the highest two run-scorers up to now this Defend season, Maddinson has a highest rating of solely 30 in his 4 innings for the Vics.
Queensland quicks Steketee and Neser then again have been red-hot, having taken a mixed 32 wickets for the Bulls in three video games, a tally which shortly moved to 37 with the duo sharing all 5 early wickets.
Neser had 3-9, and Steketee 2-11 early.
Solely second-gamer Ashley Chandrasinghe, who made a century on debut in opposition to Tasmania, was capable of survive the onslaught for the Vics to be not out because the groups went to drinks.