Australia's Matt Renshaw makes dream start to county career with century on debut for Somerset

Australia batsman Matt Renshaw marked his debut in English first-class cricket's County Championship with a remarkable hundred for Somerset against Worcestershire at Taunton on Friday.

AFP, April 21, 2018

London: Australia batsman Matt Renshaw marked his debut in English first-class cricket's County Championship with a remarkable hundred for Somerset against Worcestershire at Taunton on Friday.

Somerset's Matt Renshaw celebrates his century. Twitter: @SomersetCCC

Somerset's Matt Renshaw celebrates his century. Twitter: @SomersetCCC

Renshaw is only playing for Somerset as a replacement for Cameron Bancroft after his Australia team-mate was banned for nine months by Cricket Australia for ball tampering during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Renshaw's unbeaten 101 represented exactly 50 percent of Somerset's 202 all out in this First Division clash, with James Hildreth (48) and Tom Abell (10) the only other batsmen to reach double figures in an innings where paceman Ed Barnard took five for 52, his maiden five-wicket haul at this level.

Renshaw batted for nearly four hours, facing 139 balls including 123 fours and a six.

In reply, Worcestershire collapsed to 48 for five before closing on 153 for eight.

It was a very different story for South Africa rising star Aiden Markram as one of the best young batsmen in world cricket fell for two ducks on Durham debut as an extraordinary 21 wickets fell on the first day of their Second Division clash against Kent at Chester-le-Street.

Durham were dismissed for 91 in the first innings, but recovered to bowl Kent out for 169.

New Zealand's Matt Henry starred with the ball for Kent and he dismissed Markram for a second time with six overs left in the final session to take his sixth wicket of the day as Durham were left trailing by 65 runs.

Updated Date: Apr 21, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 3668 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6470 127
2 India 5819 121
3 New Zealand 4602 112
4 South Africa 4275 110
5 Pakistan 3844 104
6 Australia 3699 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3972 132
2 India 4601 124
3 Australia 2570 122
4 England 2448 117
5 New Zealand 2542 116
6 South Africa 2093 110