Cricket information | Marnus Labuschagne scores two wickets bowling off-spin in County Championship

Marnus Labuschagne has added one other feather to his cap, snagging two wickets bowling off-spin in England.

Though his cricketing capabilities are extra generally related to batting, the Queenslander is a greater than succesful bowler.

Nonetheless, he is usually bowled leg-spin or medium tempo on the odd event that he has trundled as much as the crease.

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After second division County Championship facet Glamorgan received the toss, they despatched Durham in to bat.

Labuschagne rolled his arm for 15 overs, conceded 73 runs, and recorded only one maiden.

He dismissed Durham’s Michael Jones for 69 and wicketkeeper-batter Ollie Robinson for 73.

The affable Australian’s first wicket was an lbw after Jones tried to reverse sweep and missed.

He then bought Robinson who edged one to the keeper, though his response instructed he did not assume he hit the ball.

Glamorgan coach Matt Maynard hailed Labuschagne’s adaptability, explaining the sudden type swap.

“Marnus does what Marnus desires,” mentioned Maynard.

“Along with his leg-spin, (Mitch) Swepson is there at Queensland. He feels that if he can develop his off-spin extra, and he is been bowling on a regular basis within the nets with it, that he may be one other weapon for them. 

“Clearly the ball turns the opposite option to Swepson and (Matt) Kuhnemann, one other teammate. 

“That is why he is finished it. He does spin it, however he was just a bit bit nervous as we speak, bowling it for the primary time in knowledgeable recreation.”

The choice to bowl did not pay dividends for the house facet as Glamorgan went on to make 6-382 on day one of many four-day match.

Labuschange wasn’t the one Australian in motion. Michael Neser bowled 19 overs, conceded 55 runs, recorded 5 maidens, and took one wicket. 

“We thought it’d do some bit extra this morning session,” Maynard mentioned of the choice to bowl first.

“We did not get an excessive amount of out of it although. 

“Michael Neser on his first day and Timm van der Gugten have been distinctive … however all through the course of the day we did not string sufficient tight overs collectively.”

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