'He now believes he's a Test match cricketer'
Marnus Labuschagne's maiden Test century has done more than just cement his spot in Australia's top order says former skipper Mark Taylor.Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor says Marnus Labuschagne will only now believe himself a legitimate Test cricketer after a stellar maiden century rocked Pakistan on Day 3 of the opening Test in Brisbane.
Marnus Labuschagne (/lʌbəˈskʌxni/ or /læbəˈʃeɪn/; born 22 June 1994) is a South African-born Australian cricketer who made his debut for Queensland during the 2014–15 Sheffield Shield season.
Marnus Labuschagne yet again rescued Queensland from trouble, plundering 135 off 127 balls for his first List A century after the Bulls had slumped to 4-24
Marnus Labuschagne has finally got the monkey off the back, converting his sixth Test 50 into a maiden century against Pakistan at the Gabba.
The real find of the Ashes series in England, Labuschagne capped off a dream four months on Saturday as Australia built up a big lead over the tourists.
After resuming from his overnight score of 55, he shot out of the blocks early before tightening up in the 90s.
But when he edged his 161st ball from Shaheen Shah Afridi for four through the slips to bring up triple figures, he let out a triumphant roar and raised his arms aloft in celebration.
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Marnus Labuschagne reflects on the 2014 Gabba Test against India, when he took the field as a young sub fielder and produced a brilliant diving catch.
It ended a run of near things for the Queenslander, who has passed 50 in five of his last eight Test innings as well as in three Sheffield Shield games this summer.
He averaged 50.42 in the Ashes, going from Smith's concussion substitute to one of the first picked in Australia's batting line up.
A small technical change has helped, opening up his stance slightly with a small trigger movement that also changes the axis of his bat swing.
Again though, there were nervous moments on Saturday.
He survived a chance on 93, given out lbw to a Yasir Shah top-spinner before he reviewed it and replays showed he'd edged the ball onto his pads.
He was also dropped on 33 on day two, as an edge off Haris Sohail went straight through the hands of Asad Shafiq at first slip and straight to the boundary.
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If there's one thing to take from Australia's victory over Pakistan it's that a top order is forming, and Marnus Labuschagne is integral to the equation. The 25-year-old walked away with Man of the Match honours after notching his maiden Test century with a memorable 185 in front of his home crowd at the Gabba.His effort, alongside a 222-run opening partnership between Joe Burns and David Warner may just be the earliest of signs that Australia is finally loosening its dependence on Steve Smith.But it's the way in which Labuschagne holds himself that has pundits casting lofty expectations.
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But otherwise he was superb.
He drove exquisitely on both sides of the wicket at his home ground, hitting anything full both through the covers and masterfully down past mid on.
Labuschagne's century comes after a remarkable journey for the South African-born batsman.
His family moved to Australia at age 10, and he first featured in a Test at the Gabba in 2010 when he was paid $90 a day to move Channel Nine's hot spot camera.
In 2014 he made his name when he took a smart catch at short leg as a sub-fielder for Australia at the same ground, four years before his Test debut.
In January he scored his first Test half-century in Brisbane, hitting 81 against Sri Lanka in what remained his highest score for Australia until this Test.
But it will be Saturday's knock at the ground he will cherish the most, confirming his position as Australia's best first-drop batsman indefinitely.
'It does detract from what they did': Taylor .
Mark Taylor believes Australia need to take their day one success of the Adealaide Test with a grain of salt.Friday's play couldn't have started any better for Pakistan as Australia were rocked early after Shaheen Afridi dismissed Joe Burns for just four runs.