Marnus Labuschagne Shows Off Fielding Skills With Brilliant Run-Out. Watch
Marnus Labuschagne pulled off a brilliant direct hit during Australia's domestic 50-over tournament.
Marnus Labuschagne is playing for Queensland in the ongoing Marsh Cup
He pulled off a brilliant one-handed direct hit against Tasmania
Queensland comfortably chased down 238 to win the match
Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne showed great guile and accuracy to pull off a brilliant run-out during the Marsh Cup game between Queensland and Tasmania at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Pacer Billy Stanlake was bowling to Tasmania's Jordan Silk, who tapped the ball to the off-side and took off for a quick single. Labuschagne came running in from the gully region and picked the ball up with his right hand, and with a narrow angle to aim at, threw the ball at the stumps while diving forward and managed to hit the target, sending Tasmania's Tom Andrews packing.
Watch Labuschagne's brilliant bit of fielding here:
You cannot keep Marnus Labuschagne out of the game! pic.twitter.com/ZE8McE1qHv— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 22, 2021
Silk went on to score 77 as Tasmania posted 237 in the domestic List A tournament.
Billy Stanlake was the pick of the bowlers for Queensland, as he took four wickets for just 24 runs in his 10 overs.
Left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann also impressed, claiming three scalps.
Labuschagne, however, failed to fire with the bat, scoring 18 off 14 deliveries before being dismissed by Nathan Ellis, even as Queensland won by four wickets.
Captain Usman Khawaja anchored the chase with an assured 93 off 106 deliveries before he was denied a well deserved century by Ellis.
However, he had ensured that they all but got over the line by the time he got out and Jimmy Peirson, Jack Wildermuth and Mark Steketee ensured that they chased the target with more than two overs to spare.
This was the first match of the tournament for both Queensland and Tasmania this season. The tournament kicked off on Sunday, with New South Wales registering a 59-run win against Victoria thanks to Steve Smith's brilliant century and a three-wicket haul from Pat Cummins.