Marnus Labuschagne scored unbeaten 58 runs in the final
Labuschagne along with Head made the team world champion
New Delhi. Middle order batsman Marnus Labuschagne, who played a match-winning inning against India in the World Cup 2023 final, cannot believe that 2 months ago he was not even a part of the ODI team and today he has become a member of the world champion team. Labuschagne played an important role in making Australia world champion for the record sixth time by scoring a explosive half-century in the title match. In difficult circumstances, he along with Travis Head improved the innings and led the team to a memorable victory. Labuschagne is extremely happy with his performance. He also praised century bowler Travis Head.
Labuschagne played an unbeaten inning of 58 runs on 110 balls which included 4 fours in the World Cup final played against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This star batsman of Australia along with Head (Travi Head) at number four made a match winning partnership of 192 runs. Head hit 15 fours and 4 sixes in 120 balls. At one time the Kangaroo team had lost 3 wickets on the total score of 47. After this, the pair of Labuschagne (Marnus Labuschagne) and Head batted brilliantly and broke India’s dream of winning the title.
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‘this is incredible’
After the victory, Marnus Labuschagne said, ‘What we have achieved today is incredible. India was in such great form in the tournament. But when you play your best cricket you have a chance. Our bowlers performed brilliantly and Travis’s performance was amazing. The performance has been incredible. I don’t have words for this. Was not even in the match ODI team 2 months ago.
Got a chance in place of injured Ashton Agar
Marnus Labuschagne was not part of Australia’s preliminary World Cup squad. After all-rounder Ashton Agar was ruled out of the World Cup due to injury, Labuschagne got a place in the World Cup squad in his place a few days before the start of the World Cup. Agar was out of the World Cup due to calf strain. Labuschagne’s performance in the journey till the semi-finals was not special but he batted amazingly in the final and today he has become a member of the world champion Australia team.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: November 20, 2023, 08:45 IST