“He’s actually walked”: Marnus Labuschagne walks before Bruce Oxenford raises finger for lbw off Peter Siddle in Sheffield Shield

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 07/10/2022

Marnus Labuschagne walks: The Australian batter realized his mistake before the umpire even raised his finger.

During the second day of the second match of Sheffield Shield 2022-23 between Queensland and Tasmania in Brisbane, Queensland batter Marnus Labuschagne scored a 24th first-class century to put his team in a commanding position. Readers must note that this is Labuschagne’s first century in any format since becoming a father for the first time last month.

Resuming from his overnight score of 26*, Labuschagne went on to score 127 (234) with the help of 19 fours and a six. Labuschagne, who put together a 148-run second-wicket partnership alongside opening batter Joe Burns (85), also shared a 92-run third-wicket partnership with captain Usman Khawaja.

It is noteworthy that both Burns and Khawaja scored their 49th and 57th first-class half-centuries at the Allan Border Field today.

Marnus Labuschagne walks before Bruce Oxenford raises finger for lbw off Peter Siddle

It was on the fourth delivery of the 93rd over when veteran Tasmania pacer Peter Siddle brought an end to Labuschagne’s stay which spanned over 80 overs in this innings.

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Having completely misjudged the line of a ball which was meant to shape into him, Labuschagne found himself in trouble after shouldering arms. Instantly realizing his mistake, Labuschagne didn’t even wait for umpire Bruce Oxenford to raise his finger. Been hit on his front pad right in front of the stumps, Labuschagne immediately started to walk towards the dressing room than waiting for the umpire’s decision.

“He’s actually walked. He knew as soon as he let it go that it was going to cannon into the stumps. He was never going to argue with that one. He started walking off,” Fox Cricket commentators was heard while describing Labuschagne’s dismissal on Friday.

Having hit a century in the first round of the competition, Labuschagne would want to continue this form especially with Australia scheduled to play five Test matches at home this summer.


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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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