Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne scripted history after he struck a century against West Indies on Day 1 of the first Test match at the Optus Stadium.
The 28-year-old brought up his eighth Test century and the first one against the Windies. Marnus is present at the crease and has accumulated 145 runs so far in 252 balls, including 15 fours and a six.
Labuschagne has played 29 Test matches and scored 2767 runs and averages 56.93. Meanwhile, he averages 67.46 in 30 innings at home. With the feat, he scripted history as he registered the 2nd highest Test batting average in Australia (minimum 20 innings.)
Marnus is just behind the legendary Sir Donald Bradman, who averages 98.22. Here is the list of the top five batters with the highest Test batting average in 20 innings.
98.22 – Sir Don Bradman
67.46 – Marnus Labuschagne
63.70 – Herbert Sutcliffe
63.46 – Steve Smith
62.05 – Michael Clarke
The right-hand batter ranks 2nd in the ICC Test batting ranking and is behind England talisman batter Joe Root. Labuschagne has a rating of 885 and achieved his career-best rating of 936 in March this year.