AUS VS WI: Marnus Labuschagne remains unbeaten against the West Indies after a magnificent century on the opening day of the Perth Test match. Australia completely dominated the first day of the opening Test match between the West Indies and Australia at Perth Stadium.
The hosts forced the Windies bowlers to work extremely hard all day after captain Pat Cummins made the decision to bat first immediately at the toss. Even while the West Indies did manage to capture two wickets.
It was the only respite they received on what was otherwise a difficult day at work, as players like Marnus Labuschagne and veteran Test batsman Steve Smith enjoyed themselves on what appeared to be an excellent batting surface.
The powerful Australian opener David Warner was removed by Jayden Seales in the fourth over for just five runs against his name, dealing the team an early setback. Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne, Warner’s opening partners, took matters into their own hands and prevented the Caribbean bowlers from mounting a comeback.
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While Australia’s scoreboard continued to run, the two batters were successful in identifying gaps and making precise placements. Before Khawaja was returned to the pavilion for an important 65 runs. The pair put up a second-wicket stand score of 142 runs.
Labuschagne joined Steve Smith in the middle after the southpaw was dismissed. And the two worked together to inspire the rival team’s fielders and bowlers to give up. While Marnus extended his streak of successful Test cricket performances on Australian soil by going on to score a well-deserved century.
The cricketer, who was born in South Africa, showed no signs of slowing down and simply continued to attack the opposition whenever he had the chance. In addition, Smith provided some much-needed assistance from the other end before registering his fifty-year milestone.
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As Australia scored 293 for 2 against West Indies on the opening day of the first Test at Perth Stadium. Marnus Labuschagne shone with a score of 154 not out. After Pat Cummins.
The captain of Australia won the toss and decided to bat first against the visitors,. David Warner (#5) was out early to Jayden Seales. The second-wicket partnership between Usman Khawaja and Labuschagne then reached 142 runs.
That was before Kyle Mayers dismissed the former for 65. After that, Labuschagne and Steve Smith (59 not out). Teamed up to add an unbroken 142 runs for the third wicket.