During a practice match between Australian Prime Minister’s XI and Pakistan, Matthew Renshaw achieved an extraordinary half-century, scoring an incredibly rare ‘7’.

In a practice match between Australia’s Prime Minister’s XI and Pakistan, Matthew Renshaw achieved an incredibly rare milestone, scoring an unconventional ‘7’ to reach his fifty. When Renshaw struck the ball towards deep extra cover, it led to a frantic chase by Mir Hamza, who threw it back towards the wickets. Meanwhile, Renshaw completed three runs. Unexpectedly, a throw towards the wicketkeeper’s end missed, allowing the ball to run to the boundary. This unusual turn of events resulted in Renshaw gaining four additional runs, summing up to seven, an unprecedented feat in cricket, as he reached his half-century in a manner rarely seen in the sport.

At the close of Day 3, Renshaw remained unbeaten at 136 runs, but the PM’s XI still trails Pakistan by 36 runs. Renshaw’s impressive performance has positioned him as a strong contender to potentially replace David Warner as the Australian opener, as Warner’s red-ball form faces criticism, sparking debates about his spot in the playing XI.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s new skipper, Shan Masood, hammered a massive 201 runs, leading his team to declare at 391/9. This sets the stage for Pakistan’s upcoming Test series against Australia, scheduled to commence on December 14.

Last Updated on December 8, 2023

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