Marnus Labuschagne’s dare Century and rain give some relief to Australia on the 4th Day of the 4th Ashes Test.

Marnus Labuschagne's Dare Century and Rain give some support to Australia.

Marnus Labuschagne's Dare Century and Rain give some support to Australia.

Marnus Labuschagne dare century gave some support to Australia
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     Key Highlights : [ 1 ]  Marnus Labuschagne’s Dare Century scored 111 runs in 173 balls.

                                 [ 2 ]  Rain supports Australia.

                                [ 3 ] England’s dream of bringing home the trophy suffered a setback.

                               [ 4 ] Only 30 overs were bowled on the 4th day and rain frustrated England.

                              [ 5 ] Australia posted 214 runs with a loss of 5 wickets on day 4.

                            [ 6 ] Joe Root took the only wicket of  Labuschagne.

    Ashes 4th test 4th day here in Manchester Old Trafford, The entire first session was washed out and the second session began after a huge delay.  Marnus Labuschagne looked in great touch, having notched his maiden Test hundred of 111 runs in 173 balls on English soil. But just after he got to his hundred off 161 balls, Joe Root dismissed him by finding his outside edge.

     Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne brought his form back at just the right time for his team in the 4th Test in Manchester Old Trafford Ashes 2023. After scoring just one half-century in the past 16 innings and none in the series, he notched up a 51 (115) and 111 (173) at Old Trafford to keep Australia afloat in the fourth Test. His 111-run inning will help Australia to a draw.

     Australia’s no.3 batsman Marnus Labuschagne expressed his disappointment at not being able to bat throughout the session on the 4th day of the 4th Ashes Test at Manchester Old Trafford. Despite this regret, the 28-year-old batter found success during this Test match with his improved technique, especially after facing difficulties in the first 3 tests.

     Labuschagne could not capitalize on his first-inning half-century [ 51 runs in 115 balls with the help of 6 boundaries. ] followed by a resolute century in his second inning. He shows his Brilliance and class through challenging and tough overhead conditions in front of  England’s power pack and world-class pace attack here in Manchester Old Trafford on the 3rd and 4th day of the .4th Ashes Test.

     At the conclusion of the 4th day’s play, Labuschagne considered his century a special achievement but he wanted to be batting long. He revealed some secrete that he made some necessary adjustments in his techniques, allowing the ball to come to him, these changes in techniques contribute to his success.

    Labuschagne said, “It’s always very special getting a Test hundred. It doesn’t happen too often, but I’m disappointed I couldn’t get us to tea. I feel like my game is in a really good space now. Coming into this game, I was confident about my technique and how I was batting. I was confident and got back to my strengths, forcing the bowlers to bowl a lot of balls at me and take time out of the game.”

    Australia show a solid fightback in the session but the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne has once again put Australia on the backfoot here. Labuschagne scored 111 runs off 173 balls and now it’s up to Mitchell Marsh and Cameron Green who are unbeaten at  31* and 3*  respectively at stumps, to rescue Australia which looks like a tough task for Australia.
Australia 317 & 214/5 at Stump’s, Trail England (592) by 61 runs.

    STUMPS! The rain forced stumps at Old Trafford as no play took place after the Tea break. Mitchell Marsh and Cameron Green are in the middle for Australia and they need to produce something special to rescue Australia in this match which looks like a tough task. Australia 317 & 214/5 at Stump’s, Trail England (592) by 61 runs.

 

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