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Australia's Renshaw in the runs again for Somerset

AFP  |  London 

opener continued his excellent form for English side with a third hundred in eight innings on Saturday.

The left-hander's 106 was the centrepiece of Somerset's 307 for seven on the opening day of their match at home to leaders Nottinghamshire.

faced 171 balls, including 12 fours and two sixes. His innings ended when he was bowled by trying to hit the off-spinner back over his head.

Renshaw's time with will be cut short, with the 22-year-old set to leave Taunton in August, before the end of the English season, following an A tour call-up.

The cricketer, who was born in the Yorkshire town of Middlesbrough, only joined as an after the county effectively ripped up the contract of fellow Australian batsman as a result of his role in the ball-tampering scandal during the third Test against in March.

Bancroft, who applied sandpaper to the ball in in a clear breach of cricket's rulebook, was given a nine-month ban from Australian domestic and international matches by Australia, but his suspension did not apply to county

Instead Renshaw, who will hope he can put his county experience to good use during an Ashes tour of England next year, has now become the latest Australian import to star for Somerset, joining an illustrious list that includes Colin McCool, Bill Alley, Greg Chappell, and, more recently, Justin Langer, the

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 09:45 IST