Marnus Labuschange ran out Dean Elgar on the opening day of the MCG Boxing Day Test.© Twitter
australian star batsman Marnus Labuschagne He was flying around the outfield on the first day of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Labuschagne, currently the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket, was sacked at incredible speed from cover Come on Zondo leave Mitchell Starkplay bowling.Before that, the 28-year-old hit a direct Dean Elgar His marching orders at the first session. Elgar tried to stop Starc’s delivery but Labuschagne, who had deployed under cover, hit the South African captain directly.
gone! Dean Elgar grabbed Marnus Labuschagne’s arm and paid the ultimate price! #PlayOfTheDay#AUSvSA | @nrmainsurance pic.twitter.com/7mSpe9zWxk
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 26, 2022
South Africa staged a valiant fightback after Australia tore up their fragile top order.
Proteas scored 144/5 at tea, where Kyle Verrain (up to 40) and mark jensen (38 not out) built a dynamic 77 run.
South Africa got off to a good start, but just before lunch, when Elgar, who had completed 5,000 trials, and the experienced Temba they agree Out in the final minutes of the meeting.
That leaves them at 58-4, with an uphill task for the inexperienced mid-level players.
Zondo was sacked in the fifth after five-man lunch thanks to a stunning diving catch by Labuschagne.
Australia won the toss and opted to bowl.
The hosts won the first of three Tests by six wickets in two days at Brisbane’s hostile green Gabba Stadium last week.
Australia men’s Test Player of the Year award renamed ahead of kick-off sean vaughnIn the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, the late Spin King was honored with a tribute.
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