Marnus Labuschagne is devastated after getting run out for a DUCK against Pakistan… the first time the World No 1 Test batsman has failed to score since his debut in 2018
- Marnus Labuschagne was left red-faced after being run out for a duck in Karachi
- The Aussie gun, 27, gambled on a quick single as he looked to get off the mark
- However, Sajid Khan’s accuracy was on point as he skittled over the stumps
- Labuschagne looked furious as he sat in the sheds following his short stint
Marnus Labuschagne made a rare error as the Aussie gun threw away his wicket after being run out for a duck against Pakistan.
Labuschagne, the World No 1 Test batsman, was called into action at 1/82 after David Warner was dismissed for 36 runs after being caught by Mohammad Rizwan.
Having spent 15 minutes in the middle as Usman Khawaja made his half century, the 27-year-old chose to scamper for a quick single after pushing the ball to mid off, with Sajid Khan lying in wait.
Marnus Labuschagne was left red-faced after he was run out for a duck against Pakistan
After 15 minutes at the crease, the gun gambled and scampered for a quick single in Karachi
Labuschagne took the fielder on and his gamble backfired, with Khan striking the stumps as the Aussie desperately stretched to get home.
The run out was sent upstairs and reviews showed that Labuschagne had just fallen short, and he looked enraged as he trudged his way back to the sheds.
‘He’s only got himself to blame there,’ Australian Test legend Simon Katich said in TV commentary.
It is the first time Labuschagne has been dismissed for a duck since his Test debut in 2018. That was against Pakistan, too.
His short stint at the crease gave Australia a minor scare with the tourists 2/91. Steve Smith steadied the ship, scoring 27 not out as the vice-captain and Khawaja made it to lunch.
However, Sajid Khan’s accuracy was on point as the World No 1 batsman was run out for a duck
Labuschagne later emerged from the dressing room to watch on, but could not hide his disappointment as an image showed the gun looking absolutely shattered after giving away his wicket.
The Aussies are attempting to win the second Test after drawing the first match in Islamabad, with the condition of the pitch coming in for huge criticism.
‘A draw is something nobody wants to see,’ Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq said this week.
‘But when we go to Australian conditions, they don’t make pitches consulting us but make it according to their will so I think we should see our strength and should live up to our strength.’