Latest Match Report – Queensland vs Victoria Match 4 2023/24

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Latest Match Report – Queensland vs Victoria Match 4 2023/24 – Gudstory

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Queensland 297 for 4 (Renshaw 135, 56th Street) lead Victoria 253 by 44 points

Matt Renshaw has given his hopes of a Test call-up a significant boost after scoring a century in Queensland’s Sheffield Shield clash with Victoria in South Mackay.

In response to Victoria’s sub-par 253, Queensland reached 297 for 4 stumps on day two thanks to Renshaw’s 135 off 262 balls.

Renshaw hit seven fours and three sixes during his patient knock, combining with Price Street, in an opening stand of 139 that extended to 52 overs, and Joe Burns to push the hosts to the box seat.

Renshaw’s century was one that came at the right time. With David Warner retiring from Test cricket after the third Test against Pakistan in January, the race is on to replace him.

Renshaw has an average of 29.31 out of 14 Tests, last appearing for India in February this year.

The 27-year-old returned scores of 0, 2 and 2 during that round, and will aim to make up for that low run of scores if he gets another chance on the loose green this summer.

Mitchell Perry was the pick of the Victoria bowlers on Sunday with 3 for 46, but the day belonged to Queensland.

Renshaw’s big strike was finally undone when he edged Perry to the keeper. Test player Todd Murphy had earlier broken the opening stand when he got one that turned and bounced against the street.

Victoria lost the season-opening Shield match to Western Australia by an innings and 53 runs, and were in big trouble against Queensland after slumping to 41 for 4 on the opening day.

Matt Short’s 100 off 175 balls ensured they reached a fairly respectable total, but Queensland took complete control of the match thanks to Renshaw’s innings.


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