Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne once again lived up to his fan-favourite tag after an interesting request by two young supporters during the first ODI against England. Towards the end of the first game, where Australia emerged victorious by six wickets, a fan held up a banner asking opening batter David Warner for their shirt.
The banner said, "David Warner, can I have ur (sic) shirt?" Responding to this request, Warner, who was sitting inside the dressing room, asked the fan to get a jersey from Labuschagne as well. He also held up a hand-written note saying, "Get one off Marnus." Moments later, as the camera panned towards the crowd, another fan held up a banner asking Labuschagne for a shirt.
Later the 28-year-old batter took two Twitter and shared that he has two shirts ready for the two fans. Labuschange said, “I’ve got 2 shirts ready to go 😁😁 who are these legends?”
Check the tweet here:
Talking about the Australia-England series, the hosts took an unassailable lead in the 50-over contest as they registered a massive 72-run win at Sydney. After winning the toss, the Aussies went out to bat and posted a competitive 280-run total in their 50 overs. The star of the first innings was Steve Smith, who missed a well-deserved hundred as he was dismissed on 94 by Adil Rashid.
In this incredible batting display, Smith played 114 balls at a strike rate of 82.46 with five boundaries and one six. Labuschagne and all-rounder Mitch Marsh also scored half-centuries as the duo added 58 and 50 respectively. Then in the second innings, the Aussie bowling built on the momentum from the first innings and got off to an incredible start. Fast bowler Mitchell Starc picked up two wickets in the first over as he sent back England’s Jason Roy and Dawid Malan for zero.
He later went on to pick up two more wickets and ended with four wickets while giving away 47 runs. Leg spinner Adam Zampa also picked up four wickets and the reigning T20 World Cup winners were bundled out for 208 in 38.5 overs.