Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Renshaw's 170 propels Queensland

Matt Renshaw delivers with the reverse sweep AFP

Queensland 4 for 333 (Renshaw 170, Heazlett 63*, Tremain 1-37) v Victoria

Discarded Australian Test opener Matt Renshaw made a statement to the national selectors with a commanding 170 to put the Queensland Bulls in control on day one against Victoria at the MCG.

Renshaw had endured a lean period after being dropped from the Test squad prior to the Ashes series but has found some form in the last two Shield matches.

He struck 12 fours and four sixes in a fluent 218-ball innings that ended at the hands of Fawad Ahmed with more than 20 overs remaining in the day. Renshaw was well supported by Sam Heazlett during an 89-run stand. Heazlett cruised to an unbeaten 63 by the close with Jack Wildermuth racing to 42 not out.

The Victoria bowlers toiled hard but only broke through four times on a surface that has yielded a lot of runs this summer.

Queensland 3rd innings Partnerships

1st7LD PfefferMT Renshaw
2nd19LD PfefferM Labuschagne
3rd0CR HemphreyM Labuschagne
4th99M LabuschagneSD Heazlett
5th59JD WildermuthM Labuschagne