Australia’s top-ranked Test batsman has struggled to face England striker Ollie Robinson for the first time in the fifth Ashes Test at Hobart’s Bellerive Oval.
England made five changes to Australia in an intense game in Sydney. Joe Root has opted for bowling as Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Chris Vaux, Ollie Robinson and Sam Billings are all in England’s XI.
Press from Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne
Robinson shrugged off Australia opener David Warner on the last ball of the sixth inning as the batsman passed the ball to Zach Crowley in the second slip.
Labuschagne batted in his regular position and went up against Robinson in the eighth game of the game.
England’s pacer was almost on the verge of throwing at another angle for Labouchagne, which resulted in the batsman’s thick side only Crowley spilling a misjudged catch in the slip zone. Robinson ended the game with two more penalties and Labouchagne survived the biggest game of the series.
Marnus Labuschagne fired in ’44
Labuschagne has been tasked with revitalizing the Australian Bureau with Travis Head after the top flight collapsed in the first game of the last Ashes Test in Hobart.
Labuschagne achieves his brilliance by hitting the ball right in the action. The Queensland batsman struck nine boundaries in his 71 overs with Head to take the fourth wicket.
On the first ball of the 23rd inning, Labushagne shuffled through the stump, only for Stuart Broad to clear the stump on his leg.
Labuschagne tried to play from the same line for most of his games, unfortunately, he slipped and fell as Broad bowled straight to score an important break for his team.
Labuschagne started on the 44th and Australia finished the first day with a score of 241/6. South Australian batsman Travis Hyde is unbeaten in 101 matches.