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The Ashes 2021-22: Marnus Labuschagne laughs off horror Hobart dismissal

Marnus Labuschagne has laughed off a horror moment in Hobart.

As the 27-year-old attempted to step across a Stuart Broad delivery, his front foot got caught in the green Blundstone Arena turf and stuck.

With his footing gone, Labuschagne was clean bowled and fell over in the process.


“One of the more extraordinary dismissals you’ll ever see,” 7 commentator James Brayshaw said.

“How can a batsman as good as Marnus Labuschagne get himself that out of shape at the crease?”

The wicket left England great Michael Atherton in stitches.

Steve Smith and Pat Cummins found Marnus Labuschagne's dismissal funny.
Camera IconSteve Smith and Pat Cummins found Marnus Labuschagne’s dismissal funny. Credit: Twiiter

“I’ve never seen anything like it. It was the most comical thing. It was hilarious,” he said.

“Rory Burns now doesn’t have the most comical dismissal of the series. I just don’t know what he was doing.”

Teammates Steve Smith and Pat Cummins were unable to contain their laughter when Labuschagne was dismissed.

Marnus Labuschagne picks himself up.
Camera IconMarnus Labuschagne picks himself up. Credit: Darren England/AAPIMAGE

Luckily the star batsman was able to see the funny side when he made his way back to the pavilion.

“I think everyone sort of went up to him and wondered what was going on, and wanted to get an answer out of him,” teammate Jhye Richardson said.

“I think the positive side is he was able to smile and have a joke about it as well.

“Knowing Marnus, he can get quite disappointed. He has really high expectations of himself.

“For him to get out that way, I think everyone expected him be down in the dumps. The fact he’s laughing about it, having a joke around goes to show where he’s at with his cricket.”

The ambitious batsman had helped steady Australia’s ship after David Warner and Smith both fell for ducks while Usman Khawaja (6) went cheaply in his promotion to opener.

At 3/12, Labuschagne ensured England were on the back foot, blasting a quick-fire 44 off 52 before one of the most bizarre dismissals.

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