The first Test match is being played between Australia and West Indies in Perth.
Kangaroo batsman Marnus Labushen scored a double century in the first innings
New Delhi. In the first Test match being played in Perth against the West Indies, Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne has made a big record. On the fourth day of the match, the kangaroo batter defeated the West Indies bowlers and scored another century. Labushen scored an unbeaten 104 in 110 balls with the help of 13 fours and 2 sixes. This is the 9th century of his career. Labushen had scored a double century in the first innings of the match. In the history of Test cricket, Marnus has become Australia’s third batsman and the world’s 8th batsman to score a double century and a century in the same Test.
Before Marnus, Australian batsmen Doug Walters and Greg Chappell, Sunil Gavaskar of India, Lawrence Rowe and Brian Lara of West Indies, Graham Gooch of England and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka have done this feat. Labushen scored 204 runs in the first innings of Perth Test against West Indies facing 350 balls with the help of 20 fours and a six.
Threat of defeat looms over West Indies
Australia had declared the first innings at 598 runs losing four wickets. Apart from Labushain, Steve Smith remained unbeaten after scoring 200 runs. Travis Head (99) missed out on a century by one run. Usman Khawaja contributed 65 runs. In response, the Kangaroo bowlers bundled out the entire West Indies team for 283 runs and gave their team a lead of 315 runs. Australia decided to bat in the second innings instead of follow-on and declared the innings at 182 for 2 by lunch on the fourth day of the match. West Indies have got a target of 498 runs to win the match. In response, till the time of writing the news, West Indies had scored 74 runs without a wicket in the second innings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 03, 2022, 12:29 IST