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

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114