Matthew Wade's Ashes hopes have been left in tatters after he was dismissed for another low score during Tasmania's Sheffield Shield clash with Victoria.
The incumbent Test wicketkeeper was on five when he played a pull shot to a Peter Siddle delivery which he bottom-edged onto his stumps just after lunch on day one at the MCG.
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The delivery was far too full to pull, and the shot was a strange one early in his innings.
Wade, who has averaged 20 since his Test recall last summer, is facing a tough task to retain his spot when the Ashes squad is named on Friday.
Meanwhile, NSW gloveman Peter Nevill - reportedly in line to replace Wade for the Ashes opener - nabbed three catches in the first session of NSW's clash with Queensland.
Nevill took a brilliant catch to dismiss Joe Burns, diving low and to his left for the great grab.
Like Wade, Glenn Maxwell slipped up in his final Ashes audition as wickets tumbled on day one of Victoria-Tasmania clash.
Events took an unexpected turn in Monday's final session with Tasmanian right-arm quick Gabe Bell ripping through Victoria's top order to leave them reeling at 4-25 off six overs.
Marcus Harris (61) and Daniel Christian (28) then steadied the ship with an unbeaten 78-run stand as Victoria went to stumps at 4-103.
Playing in just his fourth first-class game, 22-year-old Bell had Maxwell (four) caught behind attempting to drive a delivery which swung away from the right-hander.
Test batsman Peter Handscomb, caught at second slip, and Aaron Finch, trapped lbw, both made ducks as Bell (4-22) claimed wickets from each of his first three overs.
Elsewhere, Queensland and Test opener Matt Renshaw again fell cheaply early on the opening day of the top-of-the-table Shield clash.
Renshaw fell for just 16, missing a chance to alleviate pressure on his Test spot, and has now made just 69 Shield runs at 13.80 this summer.
Renshaw was given out caught behind by Nevill off ex-Test seamer Trent Copeland (2-12) in just the 12th over.
Renshaw was unhappy with the decision, standing his ground before trudging off.