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news.com.au 23 Nov, 2021 13:30 am

Marnus Labuschagne under fire for Sheffield Shield act, South Australia vs Queensland, pitch, damp section, Karen Rolton Oval, cricket news

Marnus Labuschagne under fire for Sheffield Shield act, South Australia vs Queensland, pitch, damp section, Karen Rolton Oval, cricket news
Marnus Labuschagne has been caught up in a Sheffield Shield storm after a dodgy pitch delayed a mouth-watering duel for the last batting spot in Australia’s line-up for the Ashes.

South Australia won the toss and elected to field against Queensland on Day 1 of their Shield clash at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on Tuesday but rain washed out the opening session and only 50 overs were bowled for the day, which ended in dramatic fashion.(Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images) A regulation ball from South Australia’s Nathan McAndrew bounced up higher than unusual and hit Labuschagne hard on the glove, leaving him in pain and forcing him to drop his bat and shake his head in disapproval at the state of the wicket.He was clearly unimpressed with the pitch and the opposing captains — South Australia’s Travis Head and Queensland’s Usman Khawaja — met with the umpires to discuss the pitch and it was decided play would abandoned for the day.As his Sheffield Shield match took a dramatic turn, Marnus Labuschagne was criticised for not toughing out trying conditions.

Marnus Labuschagne has been caught up in a Sheffield Shield storm after a dodgy pitch delayed a mouth-watering duel for the last batting spot in Australia’s line-up for the Ashes.Marnus Labuschagne was copping it from all angles.

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