Marnus Labuschagne, a right-handed batsman, was at his absolute best on the first day of the first Test match against the West Indies, when he scored his eighth hundred in the test format.
His unbeaten knock of 154 helped Australia close Day 1 at 293/2, putting the hosts in the driver’s seat in Perth. His performance helped Australia finish the day at 293/2. Labuschagne is well-known for his nervous stance while batting, and he frequently makes humorous comments, which causes the commentators to break into fits of laughter.
One of these incidents took place on the first delivery of the last over of the day, which was bowled by the all-rounder for the West Indies, Jason Holder.
The ball made a late swing back toward the deck but managed to avoid hitting it. Because of this, Labuschagne was obliged to play at it, and the ball went dangerously close to going over the side.
Marnus Labuschagne ended up commenting, “Oh Jason, that’s a delicious ball,” as the ball beat his outside edge when it was being hit by the ball. The commentators could not contain their laughter after reading this.
As a powerful team, Labuschagne scored a brilliant unbeaten 154 while Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith both reached the 50-run mark. On Wednesday at Perth Stadium, Australia prevailed against the West Indies to take the lead in the first test of their series.
As a result of the choice made by captain Pat Cummins to bat in hot and dry conditions, the home team amassed an alarming score of 293-2 before the day’s play was stopped.
After David Warner was dismissed for five, Labuschagne and Khawaja put together a partnership that would go on to score 142 runs. This was followed by Smith’s undefeated partnership with Labuschagne, which also scored 142 runs.
A concentrated Labuschagne brought up his eighth century in his 29th Test, and with the in-form Smith undefeated on 59, the omens are not good for the visitors, who have not won a test match in Australia in 25 years. Labuschagne survived chances on 75 and 137 on his way to scoring his eighth century.