WATCH: David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne fined for running on the pitch by Aleem Dar at SCG

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 06/01/2020

David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne fined: The Australian duo was found guilty of running on the wickets twice at the SCG.

During the fourth day of the third Test of the ongoing New Zealand’s tour of Australia in Sydney, Australian pair of opening batsman David Warner and all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne was fined five runs after both of them were found guilty of running on the “danger area” of the pitch.

It all happened in the 50th over of the Australian innings when umpire Aleem Dar warned Labuschagne for running on the pitch.

On the last delivery of the same over, Warner clipped a delivery from New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry for a single but was found guilty of running on the danger area and was subsequently fined five runs in addition to that delivery being a dot ball.

While the Australian opener seemed to have expressed his disagreement at the decision, it wasn’t of any use as the visitors started their second innings at 5/0.

Looking to build on a 198-run lead, Warner ended up scoring 111* (159) with the help of nine fours in a match-winning effort. In addition to Warner’s 24th Test century, Labuschagne was once again among the runs as he followed his maiden Test double century with 59 (74) in the second innings.

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon’s 18th Test five-wicket haul played a vital role in the hosts bundling out New Zealand for 136 in 47.5 overs in a 416-run chase.

David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne fined

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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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