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Maddinson's broken arm overshadows Victoria's progress

Nic Maddinson faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines Getty Images

Victoria 9 for 424 dec and 0 for 112 (Pucovski 51*, Dean 50*) lead Western Australia 296 (Turner 80, Holland 5-65, Boland 4-81) by 240 runs

Victoria's progress into a strong position against Western Australia was overshadowed by a nasty injury to Nic Maddinson who suffered a fractured arm after being struck by a short ball from Jhye Richardson.

An early tea was taken when Maddinson suffered the blow on his right forearm, immediately dropping his bat and reeling away in pain. The physio and doctor were quickly in the middle and Maddinson was soon being taken to a nearby hospital for scans which showed a fractured ulnar - the long bone in the forearm - which is expected to sideline him for four to six weeks.

It was a cruel blow for Maddinson who had marked his Sheffield Shield debut for Victoria with a brilliant 162 in the first innings and it also comes less than two weeks before the start of the Big Bash.

Either side of Maddinson's injury, Victoria kept themselves in control as they secured a 128-run first-innings lead which they extended to 240 by the close.

Will Pucovski, in his first match back since taking a break from the game, replaced Maddinson after tea and was unbeaten on 51 at the close alongside captain Travis Dean who overcame a lean run of form to reach 50.

Ashton Turner provided resistance for Western Australia with 80 as the last four wickets added 111 to remove the threat of the follow-on with Josh Inglis and Richardson providing solid support. Turner was lbw to Jon Holland when in sight of a century as the left-arm spinner, capped for times at Test level, claimed 5 for 65 from 38.3 superbly controlled overs.

West Aust 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6JW WellsDJM Short
2nd1JW WellsHWR Cartwright
3rd16JW WellsMR Marsh
4th12MR MarshMP Stoinis
5th22MP StoinisWG Bosisto
6th119MP StoinisAJ Turner
7th38AJ TurnerJP Inglis