18th Match, Brisbane, March 02 - 05, 2022, Sheffield Shield
305/8d & 191
(T:253) 244/9d & 115/3

Match drawn


Renshaw reels off half-century for Queensland on rain-reduced day

Brendan Doggett made two late breakthroughs for South Australia with only 72 overs possible at the Gabba

Matt Renshaw works a ball through the legside, Queensland vs South Australia, Sheffield Shield, Day 1, Brisbane, March 3, 2022

Matt Renshaw works a ball through the legside  •  Getty Images

Queensland 4 for 158 (Renshaw 63) against South Australia
Queensland batter Matt Renshaw posted a half-century on a rain-reduced opening day of a unique three-day Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia at the Gabba.
The match was reduced to a three-day affair due to severe flooding in Brisbane after heavy storms lashed southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales in recent weeks.
The match was delayed on the opening morning due to more rain but the Gabba groundstaff did a superb job to get the surface playable and the pitch played well considering all the weather.
Renshaw made a composed 63, his second 50-plus score of the season, while Queensland opener Bryce Street made 43 as the hosts finished at 4 for 158 after being sent into bat by South Australia. Brendan Doggett's two late breakthroughs gave the visitors some momentum heading into the second day.
South Australia made their first breakthrough in the 13th over with Liam Scott trapping Joe Burns lbw for 13 before Renshaw and Street ground out a 67-run stand to move the Bulls to 1 for 100 after tea. Scott returned to remove Street with a lovely delivery from around the wicket. The left-hander was caught on the crease to a good length ball that angled in and seamed away a touch to brush the outside edge.
Renshaw added 50 more with the in-form batter Jack Clayton before he shouldered arms to Doggett from around the wicket and was adjudged lbw to a ball that did seam back. Doggett made hay with the lights on late in the day bowling a brisk spell trapping Sam Truloff lbw four overs later. Clayton got through to stumps unscathed 31 not out alongside Max Bryant.

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