Marnus Labuschagne showed great accuracy in scoring a one-handed direct hit in the Marsh Cup.© Twitter
Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne showed great deceit and accuracy to get a brilliant run-out during the Marsh Cup match between Queensland and Tasmania at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Pacer Billy Stanlake was bowling to Tasmania’s Jordan Silk, who tapped the ball offside and took off for a quick single. Labuschagne came running from the trench region and picked up the ball with his right hand, and with a tight angle to aim, he threw the ball at the stumps as he dived forward and managed to hit the goal, leaving Tom Andrews from Tasmania took.
Watch Labuschagne’s brilliant fieldwork here:
You can’t keep Marnus Labuschagne out of the game! pic.twitter.com/ZE8McE1qHv
Silk scored 77 when Tasmania placed 237 in the domestic List A tournament.
Billy Stanlake was the bowlers’ choice for Queensland as he took four wickets for just 24 runs in his 10 overs.
Left arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann also impressed, claiming three scalp.
Labuschagne, however, failed to fire the bat, scoring 18 of 14 deliveries before being rejected by Nathan Ellis, even when Queensland won by four wickets.
Captain Usman Khawaja anchored the chase with an insured 93 of 106 deliveries before being denied him a well-deserved century by Ellis.
However, he had made sure they were nearly over the line by the time he got out, and Jimmy Peirson, Jack Wildermuth and Mark Steketee made sure to chase the target with more than two overs to spare.
This was the first game of the tournament this season for both Queensland and Tasmania. The tournament kicked off on Sunday, with New South Wales taking a 59-point victory against Victoria thanks to Steve Smith’s brilliant century and a three-wicket swipe by Pat Cummins.
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