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Ashes 2021/22

Watch: Marnus Labuschagne walks across, slips over, gets bowled in one of the strangest Test dismissals ever

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Watch: Marnus Labuschagne was bowled in comical fashion on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test match, slipping over as he walked across the crease and having his stumps clattered by Stuart Broad.

Labuschagne, the world’s No.1 ranked Test batter, had played an excellent counter-attack to that point, taking Australia from 12-3 to 88-3 in a little more than 12 overs. He had even showed exactly what he was trying to do against Broad before, walking across and whipping Chris Woakes over midwicket in extraordinary fashion.

This time, however, something went awry, with Labuschagne’s front foot giving way, and Broad spotting the opportunity to target the exposed stumps. Labuschagne ended up splayed out on the turf, just as Broad had to start the session, slipping over after bowling the first ball of the game.

Labuschagne’s shot was unusual, but comparisons were made immediately to Ijaz Ahmed, who walked across too far and got in a tangle against Dominic Cork playing for Pakistan in a Test against England.

Watch Labuschagne get bowled in comical fashion below:

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