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Australia Labuschagne joins elite Test batting club

25 Aug 2019, 04:12 GMT+10

Leeds - Australia's Marnus Labuschagne joined an exclusive club while making 80 against England in the second innings of the third Ashes Test at Headingley on Saturday.

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In the process, Labuschagne became just the fifth batsman and fourth Australian - a list that includes head coach Justin Langer - in Test history to make two scores in a match higher than a total posted by an opposing team in one innings.

Labuschagne made 74 in the first innings at Headingley, the Leeds headquarters of Yorkshire. England were dismissed for just 67, their lowest Ashes total in 71 years.

The only batsman from outside Australia to achieve the feat is outstanding West Indies opener Gordon Greenidge, who hit two hundreds in a 1976 Test at Old Trafford, Manchester, where England collapsed to 71 all out in their first innings.

Two scores in a Test match higher than an opponent's total (player, scores, team, opponents, total, venue, year):

Don Bradman - 132/127* - AUS v IND (125) Melbourne 1948

Gordon Greenidge - 134/101 - WIS v ENG (71) Manchester 1976

Matthew Hayden - 197/103 - AUS v ENG (79) Brisbane 2002

Justin Langer - 191/97 - AUS v PAK (72) Perth 2004

Marnus Labuschagne - 74/80 - AUS v ENG (67) Leeds 2019

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