SA with edge over Victoria in Shield clash

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Victoria were all start but not much finish as they struggled to match South Australia's first innings 333 in their Sheffield Shield clash.

At stumps on day two at St Kilda's Junction Oval, Victoria were 7-201 with Sam Harper (25) and Mitchell Perry (4) the not out batsmen.

Much like the Redbacks, the Victorian batsmen largely failed to go on with the job after solid enough starts.

Things started poorly when Travis Dean lasted just two balls, dismissed lbw to the retiring Chadd Sayers (1-22) for a duck.

Marcus Harris (42) and Peter Handscomb (26) kept the score ticking over before falling to Travis Head and David Grant respectively.

Despite a handy 60 from James Seymour, the Bushrangers mostly struggled from there as they slipped from 3-161.

Earlier, spinner Sam Kerber (55) hung in for a bright half century for the Redbacks to help bolster their total.

He was one of seven batsmen to score 25 or more for SA.

The reliable Head had top-scored with 76.

Spinner Jon Holland was the pick of the Victorian bowlers with 5-82.

The result of the match will have no impact on the make-up of the Shield final with Queensland, NSW and WA battling it out to qualify for the decider.