Run machine Marnus Labuschagne joined an elite group of simply eight gamers Saturday to make double and single centuries in the identical Take a look at, admitting “a bit of luck” helped him to the feat.
The masterful quantity three was not out 104 when Australia declared its second innings at lunch on day 4 and set the West Indies 498 to win the primary Take a look at in Perth.
It adopted his 204 within the first innings and made him solely the third Australian to hit 200 and 100 in the identical Take a look at, after Doug Walters and Greg Chappell.
Solely 5 others have made the grade, together with West Indies greats Brian Lara and Lawrence Rowe, India’s Sunil Gavaskar, England’s Graham Gooch and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, Cricket Australia stated.
Labuschagne was focused by a sequence of quick balls by Alzarri Joseph early in his knock Saturday, together with an edge that hit his helmet and was caught at gully whereas he was on 19.
He was getting ready to stroll off the sphere when a no-ball was referred to as and he made probably the most of his life to achieve the milestone.
“Obviously a bit of luck today with that bouncer, he (Joseph) was bowling fast there and it got away,” Labuschagne stated.
“It’s always nice, it’s something I’ve never done in Test cricket (double century and century in the same match), very proud.”