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Matt Renshaw scores 184 in maiden Test ton

AAP logoAAP 3/01/2017 Rob Forsaith

Matt Renshaw has fallen 16 runs short of making a maiden Test century a double ton, losing his wicket to Imran Khan early on day two of Australia's SCG clash with Pakistan.

The 20-year-old Renshaw reached three figures in Sydney on Tuesday, becoming the youngest Australian to post a Test ton since Phillip Hughes.

Renshaw resumed at 167 with high hopes of rewriting the record books; Clem Hill's knock of 188 in 1898 is the highest score by an Australian batsman so young.

The Queensland opener looked comfortable in moving his score to 184 on Wednesday morning, stroking cover drives to bring up boundaries number 19 and 20.

Renshaw came unstuck in the sixth over of the day, chopping on a delivery from Imran to end his knock after 417 minutes and 293 balls.

Renshaw will be cursing the fact he failed to join names like Bob Simpson, Sid Barnes and Dean Jones - among the six Australians to pass 200 in their maiden Test ton.

A speculative selection earlier this summer, Renshaw will have plenty to smile about after sealing his place in the XI.

Renshaw debuted at Adelaide Oval after just 12 first-class games, with selectors looking to the future after a five-Test losing streak.

The youngster's timely innings came in his fourth Test, Australia's final match in the whites before they depart for a four-Test tour of India next month.

Shaun Marsh, who opened alongside David Warner at the start of this summer, has recently returned from a broken finger and is almost certain to be picked in the touring party for India.

It was expected to be a tight selection battle between Renshaw and Marsh.

"I felt pretty good coming in. I didn't really know that I was going to (or not going to) miss out on India, so it didn't really come into my head too much," Renshaw said after day one.

"You go into every game and try to do as well as you can, but I probably wasn't expecting to be this score tonight.

"It (India) should be a good experience if I'm selected, but we've got a Test match to win."

Renshaw scored just 21 runs in the opening session of the match, watching Warner bring up a pre-lunch ton.

But he started to play some strokes in Tuesday's final session, weathering a bouncer blow on 91 while marching towards three figures.

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