England seasoned Test seamer James Anderson is undoubtedly a master in English conditions as he exploits the conditions in the best way possible. Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne, who excelled in county cricket for Glamorgan in 2019, faced James Anderson for the first time in this year’s season. And the right-arm seamer, a veteran of more than 150 Tests, wasted no time in proving to the prolific batsman why he is England’s highest Test wicket-taker.
The group three match between Glamorgan and Lancashire in Manchester saw James Anderson playing for the latter and dismiss Marnus Labuschagne. The 38-year old took only five deliveries to get rid of Australia’s latest batting sensation as he went for 12, facing 38 deliveries. It was a trademark Anderson dismissal as he pitched the ball marginally outside off-stump to induce a nibble. Labuschagne had to play the shot and got an edge through to keeper Dane Vilas.
With that, the veteran reached 990 first-class wickets, making him ten short of reaching the 1000-wicket figure. At the end of a rain-effectd day, Glamorgan stood at 117-3. Anderson has also fired a warning shot to Labuschagne and the rest of the Australian batting line-up ahead of the Ashes series down under later this year. It would indeed be a challenge for the tourists to regain the urn on the Australian soil. Marnus Labushchagne’s rise to become a Test batting giant started in England when he made the number three position his own by delivering prolific performances. He currently has 1885 runs in 18 Tests at 60.80 with five centuries and ten fifties.
Below is the clip of Marnus Labuschagne’s dismissal affected by James Anderson and Dane Vilas:
The highlight of a rain-interrupted day ⬇️
— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) May 6, 2021