Marnus Labuschagne’s century put Australia in the driving seat on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies in Perth. The visitors were disciplined with the ball at times – Australia went through an 86-ball period without scoring a boundary – but lost the plot in the final session as Australia added adding 131 runs after Tea without losing a wicket. Jason Holder managed to open up Marnus Labuschagne with an away-decker in the dying throes of the day, as he finished unbeaten on 154. Having put on a century stand with Usman Khawaja, Labuschagne shared a solid alliance with Steve Smith, who is currently batting on 59.
“Oh Jason that’s a delicious ball!” 😂 #AUSvWI pic.twitter.com/bv7LxDHwqY
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