Marnus Labuschagne hit on the helmet: The Australian all-rounder coped a nasty blow on the helmet while fielding at short leg.
During the fourth day of the second Test of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of Australia in Adelaide, Australia all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne received a brutal hit on the helmet.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 73rd over when Rizwan nailed a pull off a short delivery from Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins. The impressive shot ended up hitting Labuschagne, who was fielding at short-leg.
It is worth mentioning that the 25-year old Labuschagne survived any injury scare. The same predominantly happened because of the fielder applying an apt technique of ducking down at short leg.
Coming in to bat at No. 7 in the 49th over, Rizwan played well for his 45 (103) but couldn’t do much as far as changing the course of the match was concerned.
Labuschagne, who otherwise had a mediocre day at short-leg, eventually made amends by taking a catch to dismiss Pakistan all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed (27) off Nathan Lyon’s bowling in the 68th over.
Following on in the second innings, Pakistan were bundled out for 239 in 82 overs. Having scored 68 (127) with the help of eight fours and a six, opening batsman Shan Masood was the highest run-scorer for the visitors.
With bowling figures of 25-7-69-5, Lyon was the pick of the Australian bowlers in the second innings. Having won the two-match series 2-0, Australia have gained a crucial 120 points in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.
Marnus Labuschagne hit on the helmet
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 2, 2019
How Twitterati reacted on the match:
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) December 2, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 2, 2019
Nathan Lyon who earlier in his career was part of the ground staff at the Adelaide Oval, has just picked up his 50th Test wicket at the venue. Only Shane Warne has more Test wickets (56) here.#AUSvPAK #PAKvsAUS
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 2, 2019
For the first time in his Test career, STEVE SMITH has failed to score at least one 50+ in a series. (Scored at least in previous 21)
Only Marcus Trescothick had at least one 50+ score in more consecutive Test series from debut. (50+ scores in all 23 Test series) #AUSvPAK
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) December 2, 2019
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