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Labuschagne strengthens Australia’s grip on third Ashes Test

The Shillong Times – Leeds: Marnus Labuschagne missed out on a maiden Test hundred but still batted Australia into an even more commanding position against England as they looked to retain the Ashes at Headingley on Saturday.

Summary

  • Leeds: Marnus Labuschagne missed out on a maiden Test hundred but still batted Australia into an even more commanding position against England as they looked to retain the Ashes at Headingley on Saturday.
  • Labuschagne top-scored with 80 in Australia’s second-innings 246 on the third day of the third Test.
  • England were left needing a mammoth 359 for victory in a match where a win for Australia would see then retain the Ashes at 2-0 up with two to play in a five-Test series.
  • Only three sides have made more than 300 to win in the fourth innings of a Test at Headingley — Australia (404-3 in 1948), England (315-4 against Australia, 2001) and West Indies with 322-5 two years ago.
  • Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood took five wickets on Friday as England were skittled out with their lowest Ashes total for 71 years.


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