Marnus Labuschagne (103) became the first batsman in the world to score three centuries in a day-night Test as Australia consolidated their position at 302 for five in the first session of the day against England in the second Ashes Test here on Friday. Is. Captain Steve Smith was batting on 55 and Alex Carey was batting on five when the game was stopped for dinner. Australia started the day at 221 for two when Labuschagne was batting on 95. The opening 40 minutes of the day were quite dramatic with a close fight between the ball and the bat. Labuschagne completed the sixth century of his Test career and the first Ashes century by sending Jimmy Andersons ball across the boundary to the third man.
Shortly after that, he was caught off the ball of Ollie Robinson, but he got life after the no-ball was confirmed in the replays. However, he failed to take advantage of this and in the 400th minute of his innings, he got leg before the same bowler. Labuschagne completed 2000 runs in Tests during this period. He accomplished this feat in just 34 innings. Don Bradman (22), George Headley (32), Herbert Sutcliffe (33) and Mike Hussey (33) have done this feat in less than this innings.
Labuschagne has now scored hundreds in three consecutive day-night Tests at the Adelaide Oval, averaging around 100. Australia is playing its ninth day-night match, and has won all the last eight matches at home. Travis Head, who scored a century in the first Test, was bowled by England captain Joe Root. He scored 18 runs. Cameron Green was bowled by Ben Stokes.