Marnus Labuschagne made a beautifully timed and executed cover drive and kept his pose for good measure in today’s (6th May) County Championship Division Two match between Yorkshire and Glamorgan.
When Labuschagne went out to center, his team was in a relatively comfortable position with a first inning lead by 139 runs. However, opener Andrew Salter had only added 15 runs to the total.
Ultimately the Australian batsman provided more than was needed for his side. One of the first of his many boundaries came from Mickey Edwards. The hit was emblematic of the inning coming from Labuschagne. The ball was bowled in a good line and length for the batsman as Edwards offered him too much width.
Labuschagne was able to use the entire face of the bat as he pushed the ball through covers for four runs, holding the pose with the bat up as the ball raced to the edge of the boundary.
Before the rain arrived, Glamorgan had risen to a commanding position by declaring 352-4 thanks in no small part to Labuschagne’s unbeaten 170. Racing also came from Sam Northeast and Billy Root.
It’s a pulchritudinous shoot by Marnus Labuschagne
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