Marnus Labuschagne has struggled in the 2021 County Championship so far, averaging 8.25 in three games heading into Glamorgan’s ongoing clash against Kent, and his poor run continued with a dismissal for 11 by Darren Stevens.
It’s the second time the veteran all-rounder has dismissed the No.3 ranked batsman in the world this season, but there was a hint of controversy about this decision. The Australian was given lbw, but plenty of observers wondered if he had been struck outside the line.
Labuschagne also seemed displeased by the decision, throwing his head back in disbelief, before turning his head and saying something to umpire Richard Illingworth as he walked off.
The clip of the dismissal is available below, while at six hours, one minute into the live-stream Labuschagne’s reaction is visible.
Watch Stevens’ lbw dismissal of Labuschagne:
As satisfying as it is to see 45 year old Darren Stevens, fresh off a 190, dismissing Marnus… this looks a genuinely shocking decision. https://t.co/gh0iORL2zL
— Adam Sutherland (@ADSutherland_) May 21, 2021