Jun 17, 2023, 18:20 IST

Watch! Twitter reacts as Stuart Broad gets Marnus Labuschagne out for a 1st ball duck


England cricket took the early momentum as they put the Australian bowlers to the sword. The newly crowned World Test Championship winners could just stand and watch as England scored 393/8 before declaring their innings. Baz-Ball was in full view as the English team got to their 1st innings score in just 78 overs. The Australians had to face 10 overs out of which they played just 5 to end the day without losing any wickets with Khawaja and Warner at the crease when play ended.

Broad gets Labuschagne first ball –

Marnus Labuschagne has grown leaps and bounds as a batter ever since his test debut. The 28 year old right hander thrust himself into the limelight when he came as a concussion substitute for Steve Smith after Archer felled Smith with a bouncer in the 2019 Lord’s test.

Stuart Broad who enjoys bowling to Australians had the crowd at the tip of his fingers. The 36 year old motioned something to the crowd as they began cheering. The first ball to Labuschagne moved as the batter got an edge. Jonny Bairstow did the rest as he dived to his right to send back the Australian number 3 for a 1st ball duck.

Warner falls yet again to his nemesis –

Australia began the day after having played 5 overs and having scored 14 runs without losing a wicket. Warner, who is playing his final Ashes series was circumspect as he was batting on 9 off 26 balls. Broad, threw the ball wide and had Warner going for an aggressive shot only to chop the ball back onto the stumps. Broad had dismissed Warner 7 times the last time Australia toured in 2019.

Joe Root’s century helps England post 393 –

It was a special day for Joe Root on Day 1 as he scored his 30th test century. The former England captain was in his elements as he scored 118 not out off 152 balls with 7 fours and 4 sixes. Two of the sixes were his now famous reverse scoop over the slip fielders. Root was supported well by his Yorkshire teammate Jonny Bairstow who scored run a ball 78 with 12 fours. Nathan Lyon was the lead wicket taker for Australia with 4/149 from his 29 overs.

Twitter reacts –

The wicket of Marnus Labuschagne had the fans going crazy you can read all the reactions from the fans below.