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Victoria fight back to take innings points

Published: Monday, November 8, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Hobart:Sheffield Shield champions Victoria fought back in the final session to snatch first innings points from Tasmania on the opening day of their cricket match at Bellerive Oval.

Tasmanian fast bowler Adam Griffith decimated Victoria's top order early in the opening session, claiming a career-best 7-54 to bundle out the visitors for 162.

But Victoria fought back to take eight wickets for 41 in the last 14 overs and dismiss Tasmania for 101 on the second-last ball of the day.

All-rounder Ian Harvey, Victoria's top-scorer with 79, chipped in with three wickets, bowling skipper Dan Marsh for 10 and capturing keeper Sean Clingeleffer for two.

Harvey topped it off with former One-day International Michael Bevan, who fell lbw for a top-scoring 19 to deliver Harvey 3-33 by the close of play. Paceman Michael Lewis took 3-13.

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