England pacer Stuart Broad crashed into the stumps of Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne in a mind-blowing way.
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, who is the leading run-scorer of the series, 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 Broad to clean the stumps round his legs.
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Marnus Labuschagne slips and loses his wicket to Stuart Broad
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.
Early in the day, the senior England pacer dismissed Usman Khawaja, who scored consecutive centuries in Sydney, to get the early wicket for England and Ollie Robinson complemented Broad from the other end.
Robinson sent back experienced Australian batters David Warner and Steve Smith for nought as the hosts were reduced to 12/3 in the first ten overs.
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