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Disciplined Labuschagne helps steady Aussies

Australian, The – QUEENSLANDER Marnus Labuschagne took more blows to the body, including one where it hurts, but just kept batting to help rescue Australia in third Ashes Test.

Summary

  • QUEENSLANDER Marnus Labuschagne took more blows to the body, including one where it hurts, but just kept batting to help rescue Australia in third Ashes Test.
  • Labuschagne was hit in that match but made a controlled 59 to guide Australia to a draw and ­cement his place for Headingley when Smith was ruled out.
  • Again in Leeds, Labuschagne came to Australia’s rescue, this time with the score 2-25 and the English bowling at their unplayable best.
  • His 111-run partnership with David Warner (61) steadied the Australian innings and his ­effort, including 17 scoreless balls to start, cemented in Warner’s mind that the fill-in was now a shoo-in for the next Test.
  • Labuschagne is playing only his seventh Test but has displayed a level of comfort that belies his inexperience.

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