Marnus Labuschagne showed great accuracy to pull off a one-handed direct hit in the Marsh Cup.© Twitter
Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne showed great guile and accuracy to pull off a brilliant run-out during the Marsh Cup game between Queensland and Tasmania at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Pacer Billy Stanlake was bowling to Tasmania’s Jordan Silk, who tapped the ball to the off-side and took off for a quick single. Labuschagne came running in from the gully region and picked the ball up with his right hand, and with a narrow angle to aim at, threw the ball at the stumps while diving forward and managed to hit the target, sending Tasmania’s Tom Andrews packing.
Watch Labuschagne’s brilliant bit of fielding here:
You cannot keep Marnus Labuschagne out of the game! pic.twitter.com/ZE8McE1qHv
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 22, 2021
Silk went on to score 77 as Tasmania posted 237 in the domestic List A tournament.
Billy Stanlake was the pick of the bowlers for Queensland, as he took four wickets for just 24 runs in his 10 overs.
Left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann also impressed, claiming three scalps.
Labuschagne, however, failed to fire with the bat, scoring 18 off 14 deliveries before being dismissed by Nathan Ellis.
Queensland, at the time of writing, were 140/3 in their chase of 238, with captain Usman Khawaja unbeaten having hit a half-century.
This is the first match of the tournament for both Queensland and Tasmania this season. The tournament kicked off on Sunday, with New South Wales registering a 59-run win against Victoria thanks to Steve Smith’s brilliant century and a three-wicket haul from Pat Cummins.
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