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Marnus Labuschagne Became 8th Batter To Hit Double Century And Century In Test Match

Marnus Labuschagne Became 8th Batter To Hit Double Century And Century In Test Match
Marnus Labuschagne. Photo Credit: (Getty Images)

Marnus Labuschagne became the 8th batter to hit a double century and century in a Test match. He achieved this feat on the 4th day of the 1st Test against visiting West Indies side at Optus Stadium, Perth on 3 December 2022.

The solid number 3 batter scored 204 runs in the first innings as Australia posted a massive total of 598 for 4 declared. He came to batting crease after an early wicket of Usman Khawaja on the late night of 3rd evening. Labuschagne was given a reprieve as Joseph overstepped. He then cashed on the chance of putting West Indies bowlers all over the park.

Labuschagne completed a half-century off 71 balls. He then upped the ante with aggressive shots putting enough pressure on the inexperienced West Indies bowling line-up completing his century off 109 balls. He remained not out on 104 off 110 balls with 13 fours and 2 sixes as Australia declared their innings on 182 for 2 in 37 overs.

Labuschagne provided an excellent display of cricket in both innings. He has been the backbone of the Australian batting line-up in Test matches. During 2022, the number 3 batter showed tremendous success with 733 runs from 8 Tests so far (14 innings) with 3 centuries and 1 half-century at an average of 56.38.

Labuschagne came as a concussion replacement for Steve Smith in the 2nd Ashes Test match played at Lords in 2019. Since then, he has become a solid number 3 batter for Australia with 2539 runs from 28 matches (48 innings) with 7 centuries and 13 half-centuries to his name. He has solid technique against pacers and spinners.

The Australian Cricket Team are in a commanding position on the 4th day of 1st Test match as they have set a mammoth total of 498 runs to win.

Batters with double centuries and centuries in a Test match:

Name Team Opponent Innings 1 Innings 2 Venue Year
Marnus Labuschagne Australia West Indies 204 104* Optus Stadium, Perth 2022
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka Bangladesh 309 105 Chattorgam 2014
Brian Lara West Indies Sri Lanka 221 130 Colombo 2001
Graham Gooch England India 333 123 Lords Cricket Ground, London 1990
Greg Chappell Australia New Zealand 247* 133 Wellington 1974
Lawrence Rowe West Indies New Zealand 214 100 Sabina Park, Jamaica 1972
Sunil Gavaskar India West Indies 124 220 Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain 1971
Doug Walters Australia West Indies 242 103 Sydney Cricket Ground, SCG 1969

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