Queensland 173 for 3 (Trolloff 55, Bryant 41*) Defeated. Victoria 171 (Stickety 3-30, Nesser 3-48) by seven wickets
In reply, Trolloff made a point of hitting the fast bowlers with his drives. Khawaja and Matt Renshaw chipped in with sell-out knocks before Max Bryant sealed the bonus point for Queensland with a 36th-over victory.
Trolloff, 29, has been in and out of the Queensland system since making his first-class debut in 2016. He broke the all-time record for a single season in Brisbane first-grade cricket last summer while earning a return to batting for Wests and a new contract.
“I am a big fan of Sammy. He has been a great player for a long time and has scored a lot of runs,” Khawaja told AAP. “He’ll get a few more opportunities as more guys leave to represent the Australian team and with the team. [Prime Minister’s XI]. He is a very good batsman and it is great to see him doing well.
Queensland’s fielding was also top-shelf, with none better than Trolloff who took two catches and induced Marcus Harris to run out.
Nesser and Stecketti recently picked up 15 wickets between them in the Sheffield Shield win over Victoria at the same venue and picked up where they left off.
“They were both injured early last season and that hurt us but they have both been on the park this year and when that happens you can put some good games together,” Khawaja said. said
His impact was immediate in a spell of 1 for 12 in eight overs that dried up the runs. Campbell Callaway (34) and Sam Harper (31) propelled the Victorian innings but failed to go ahead and score big.