Tasmania have made early important inroads into the Victorian top-order in their must-win Sheffield Shield match at Junction Oval in Melbourne.
At tea on day three, the Vics are 3-108, trailing Tasmania’s 355 by 247 runs.
Among the scalps to fall was the crucial wicket of in-form Nic Maddinson (1) with debutant Ben Manenti picking up his maiden wicket caught and bowled.
Jackson Bird made the first breakthrough as James Seymour (10) was trapped lbw without offering a shot.
Captain Peter Handscomb was the next to go for 22, caught flashing a drive to first slip off the bowling of former Vic seamer Peter Siddle.
Opener Travis Dean has remained defiant to be unbeaten on 47, with Jake Fraser-McGurk on 24.
Earlier, Tasmania’s tail swung lustily to pick up 105 runs at nearly a run an over after looking in some danger at 6-251.