Watch- Matt Renshaw Gets To His Fifty In An Unusual Fashion After Some Help From The Pakistan Fielders

Updated - 08 Dec 2023, 06:34 PM

Matt Renshaw seven runs
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Pakistan Cricket Team has given a lot of unusual moments in Cricketing history and they have added another one to this list during the ongoing warm-up game between Pakistan and Prime Minister XI after an overthrow from Babar Azam helped Matt Renshaw to reach his fifty with not a four or a six but with a seven. It is not a rare sight for batters to get to their fifty with a four or a six but Renshaw got to his with a seven which is quite rare.

On the third day of the match, Renshaw was batting on 47 having faced 135 balls when he drove Abrar Ahmed on the fifth delivery of the 78th over to deep extra cover and sent Mir Hamza on a long chase. Hamza was able to stop the boundary and threw the ball to the non-striker’s end where Babar Azam collected the ball. However, by then Renshaw had already taken three runs.

Babar, as soon as he received the ball, in turn, threw the ball towards the wicketkeeper who was unable to collect the ball and it went past the fielder behind him resulting in four overthrows. Renshaw thus got to his half-century with a seven. The 27-year-old top-order batsman is aiming to mark his return to the Australian Test team. Matt Renshaw has played only 14 Tests in his seven-year-long career so far.

Matt Renshaw Can Replace David Warner As Australia’s Opener

Matt Renshaw is one of the leading contenders to replace David Warner as Australia’s new red-ball opener. David Warner has announced that the series against Pakistan will be his last in the red-ball circuit and Australia will have to find his replacement. Apart from Matt Renshaw, Cameron Bancroft and Marcus Harris are also in the race for the opener spot.

There is also a suggestion from Australia coach Andrew McDonald that Marnus Labuschagne could be promoted as an opener whereas Adam Gilchrist also suggested Glenn Maxwell’s name for the opener’s spot. “Whatever the Australian selectors think is best is what will happen and me saying anything is not going to change anyone’s opinions. Whoever deserves the job will get the job,” Renshaw told AAP.

Australia will face Pakistan in a three-match test series starting on December 14. The first test will be played in Perth followed by the boxing-day test in Melbourne and then the series will end after the New Year celebrations in Sydney. David Warner will get to play his farewell test in his home ground at the SCG and he will hope to make it memorable.

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