Victoria 392 & 1 for 70 lead Western Australia 302 (Philippe 62, Tremain 7-82) by 160 runs
Fast bowler Chris Tremain‘s first seven-wicket haul in first-class cricket gave Victoria the ascendency on day two against Western Australia at the WACA.
Tremain had five of his seven victims caught behind the wicket in an outstanding display of fast bowling on a surface that offered bounce and seam movement.
Josh Philippe made a brisk 62 at the top of the order before he edged Tremain to first slip, while Ashton Turner was the unluckiest victim, strangled down the leg side for 44. Wicketkeeper Sam Harper took four catches while Dan Christian took two of his three catches at first slip, as the Warriors conceded a 90-run first innings lead.
The Bushrangers lost Travis Dean late in the day after a 61-run opening stand with Marcus Harris. Peter Siddle kept out eight balls as the nightwatchman to give the visitors a 160-run lead heading into day three.