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Labuschagne shines as concussion substitute

Labuschagne play as concussion substitute After Cameron Green Retd hurt

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South Africa vs Australia 1st ODI match :Labuschagne shines as concussion substitute for Australia

  • South Africa were bundled out for 222 in 49 overs, with Temba Bavuma top-scoring with 114. Josh Hazelwood was the pick of the bowlers for Australia, taking 3 wickets for 41 runs.
  • Australia chased down the target in 40.2 overs, with Marnus Labuschagne scoring an unbeaten 80 from No. 8. Ashton Agar also made a useful contribution with 48 runs.
  • Labuschagne was named the Player of the Match for his innings. He came in as a concussion substitute for Cam Green and played a crucial role in Australia’s win.

Here are some additional details about the match:

  • South Africa’s innings was built around Bavuma’s 114, which came off 142 balls. He hit 14 fours and a six in his knock.
  • The rest of the South African batsmen struggled, with only Marco Jansen (32) and Aiden Markram (19) reaching double figures.
  • Australia’s chase got off to a poor start, as they lost David Warner for ducks in the first two overs.
  • However, Labuschagne and Agar put on a 112-run partnership for the eighth wicket to get Australia back on track.
  • Labuschagne scored his 80 off 93 balls, hitting 8 fours. Agar made 48 off 69 balls, hitting 3 fours and a six.

The win gave Australia a 1-0 lead in the Five-match ODI series. The second ODI will be played on Saturday in Bloemfontein.

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