Labuschagne achieves another feat to join elite company in Test cricket

ADELAIDE: Run machine Marnus Labuschagne completed 3000 runs in Test cricket to become the second joint-fastest batsman to achieve the milestone, bettered only by Australian Legend Sir Donald Bradman.

Continuing his sublime form, Labuschagne notched up a brilliant century late on day one in the second Test against West Indies and marched to the milestone on day two before he fell for 163 late in the first session when he was caught behind off Devon Thomas.

The 28-year-old has reached the landmark in the 51 Test innings and stands behind unmatchable Bradman who took mere 33 innings to complete 3000 Trest runs.

He, however, shares the second spot in a prestigious list with West Indian Everton Weekes who also hit the mark in 51 knocks while surpassing New Zealand’s Bert Sutcliffe and Brian Lara (both 52 innings).

Labuschagne scored his third successive Test century while stitching a 297-run partnership with Travis Head, who eventually went on to make 175 in the day/night Test at Adelaide.

Australia declared their first innings at a commanding 511-7 before bowlers took four wickets to leave the West Indies reeling on Friday at 102.

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