queensland 297 for 4 (Renshaw 135, Street 56) Victoria 253 runs on 44 runs
In response to Victoria’s 253 runs, Queensland scored 297 runs for 4 wickets at stumps on the second day, thanks to Renshaw’s inning of 135 runs in 262 balls.
Renshaw hit seven fours and three sixes during his patient innings, forming an opening partnership of 139 runs in 52 overs with Bryce Street and Joe Burns to push the hosts into the box seat.
Renshaw’s century was timely. David Warner will retire from Test cricket after the third Test against Pakistan in January, so the race is on to replace him.
Renshaw averages 29.31 in 14 Test matches, his most recent appearance coming in India in February this year.
The 27-year-old scored 0, 2 and 2 during that tour, and if he gets another chance in the baggy green this summer, he will be aiming to make up for that low score.
Renshaw’s big innings ultimately failed when he edged Perry to the keeper. Test offspinner Todd Murphy had broken the opening stand earlier when he got turn and bounced against Street.
Victoria lost their first Shield match of the season to Western Australia by an innings and 53 runs, and they were in deep trouble against Queensland at 41 for 4 on the first day.
Matt Short’s 100 from 175 balls ensured they reached a somewhat respectable score, but Queensland took complete control of the match, thanks to Renshaw’s innings.