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Cricket news - Queensland register dramatic win with seven balls remaining

Mitchell Swepson bagged a three-wicket haul for Queensland

Victoria v Queensland

Victoria, the reigning Sheffield Shield champions, slid to their third defeat in four games in a tense finish at the MCG. The hosts went down by 59 runs in fading light with only seven balls left in the day. Legspinner Mitchell Swepson trapped Jon Holland leg-before to seal a dramatic victory, which - it has to be said - didn't come easy.

Chris Tremain helped compile gutsy ninth and tenth wicket partnerships with Peter Siddle and Holland, lasting 15.4 and 8.4 overs respectively, but Swepson's strike arrived just in time for the visitors.

Jimmy Peirson's 51 earlier in the day took Queensland from their overnight tally of 270/7 to 306 all out before lunch, setting Victoria a target of 190 runs. In the run-chase, Victoria put on 47 runs for the first wicket when Blake L Edwards, coming in second-change, got rid of opener Matthew Short. Amidst rain breaks, Victoria slid to 52 for 3 with Peter Handscomb's wicket, and then to 85 for 5 with Aaron Finch's wicket.

Swepson, who picked the last two wickets, finished with 3 for 17. Short's 27 off 55 balls remained the highest individual score in the innings, with the focus being on biding the time. Mark Steketee, Jack Wildermuth and Blake L Edwards picked a couple of wickets apiece.

As a result of this loss, Victoria remain winless and pinned to the bottom of the points table this season.

Brief Scores: Queensland 183 & 306 (Mark Steketee 52, Jimmy Peirson 51; James Pattinson 4-66) beat Victoria 300/9 dec and 130 (Matthew Short 27, Mitchell Swepson 3-17) by 59 runs

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