Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head. Photo- Twitter
Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head. Photo- Twitter

Australia’s No.1 Test batter had a tough time facing England pacer Ollie Robinson in his very first over of the fifth Ashes Test at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

England made five changes to their side that drew against Australia in a nail-biting contest in Sydney. Joe Root opted to bowl as Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson and Sam Billings made it to England’s playing XI.

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne (Image Credit: Twitter)

A tight over from Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne

Robinson got rid of Australian opener David Warner on the final ball of the sixth as the batter nicked the ball to Zak Crawley at the second slip region.

Labuschagne came in to bat at his regular position and was up against Robinson to play the eighth over of the game.

Robinson narrowly missed the off-stump in his first ball to become the No.1 Test batter in the world. The second ball shaped away as Robinson angled it well to beat Labuschagne and followed it up with another dot ball.

The England pacer was almost about to get Labuschagne with another angled delivery that induced a thick edge of the batter only for Crawley to spill the misjudged catch in the slip region. Robinson ended the over with two more dot balls that went to the keeper as Labuschagne survived his biggest competition in the entire series.

Ollie Robinson bowling off spin. Photo- Getty
Ollie Robinson. Photo- Getty

Marnus Labuschagne was dismissed on 44

Labuschagne was on a mission to resurrect the Australian innings along with Travis Head after the top-order collapsed in the first session of the final Ashes Test in Hobart.

Labuschagne carried his brilliant run by getting his strokes right on the action. The Queensland batter hammered nine boundaries in his 71-run stay with Head for the fourth wicket.

On the first ball of the 23rd over, Labushagne shuffled across the off-stump only to allow Stuart Broad to clean the stumps round his legs.

Labuschagne was trying to play from the same line for most of his innings, unfortunately, he slipped and fell as Broad bowled full and straight to get the important breakthrough for his side.

Labuschagne departed on 44 as Australia ended the first day with the score of 241/6 at stumps. South Australian batter Travis Head remained unbeaten on 101.

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