AUS vs SA: Concussion substitute gives thrilling win to Australia, match slips from South Africa’s hands


Queen’s Park: With Marnus Labuschagne’s record half-century and Ashton Agar’s aggressive batting, Australia defeated South Africa by 3 wickets in the first ODI. With this victory, the Australian cricket team has taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. In this match of the series, the South African team, batting first, somehow managed to score 222 runs in 49 overs, in response to which the Kangaroo team achieved the target by losing 7 wickets in 40.2 overs.

While chasing the target for Australia, Marnus Labuschagne played an unbeaten inning of 80 runs. He also hit 8 fours in his innings. Labushen faced 93 balls in his innings. Ashton Agar, who played his best role, remained unbeaten after scoring 48 runs.

Australia lost 7 wickets for 113 runs

This victory of Australia against South Africa can be considered very exciting. Chasing the target of 223 runs, the Australian team’s innings faltered in the very beginning. At one time South Africa took 7 wickets at the score of just 113 runs and victory seemed easy for them but Marnus Labuschagne and Ashton Agar did not let this happen.

concussion substitute the labushen

Surprisingly, Australian team’s victory hero Marnus Labuschagne was not even included in the playing eleven of the first ODI. However, he got a chance as a concussion substitute and he did what the Australian team wanted from him. Labuschagne came on the field as a concussion substitute in place of Cameron Green.

Along with his powerful batting, Labuschagne also made a big record in his name as a concussion substitute. In fact, this is the biggest innings played by any concussion substitute in One Day International cricket. Not only in ODI, but also in Test cricket, the record of playing the most number of games as a concussion substitute is in the name of Marnus Labuschagne. In the Test, he scored 59 runs in 100 balls.

Temba Bavuma scored a century for South Africa

In this match against Australia, South African captain Temba Bavuma played an excellent century. However, this could not be of any use to his team. Bavuma remained unbeaten on 114 off 142 balls. In this innings, he also hit 14 fours and 1 six. Apart from this, Marco Jansen contributed 32 runs. However, despite this, the entire team together could score only 222 runs.

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