Choosing to bat on a green wicket in Brisbane proved the wrong decision for Test hopeful Peter Handscomb who was caught up in batting carnage in Queensland as Victoria lost eight first season wickets to put them in sight of a 47-year low.
Fresh off being picked in the Prime Minister’s XI as two of the “leading first-class performers” this season, Bulls bowlers Mark Steketee and Michael Neser continued their dominant start to the summer by destroying the Vics at Allan Border Field in their Sheffield Shield clash.
The duo snared seven wickets in the opening session to take their tally to 39 this season with the visitors crumbling to 8-47 at lunch, needing another 29 runs to avoid their lowest total since 1975, when they were all out for 75, also against Queensland.
Neser had figures of 4-12 and Steketee, who took 6-38 against WA last week, had 3-16.
Only second-gamer Ashley…