Australia’s top-order batter Marnus Labuschagne became the joint second-fastest batter to score 3000 runs in Test cricket.
The right-hander achieved the 3000-run landmark in Australia’s ongoing second Test against the West Indies at the Adelaide Oval.
Labuschagne accomplished the landmark in just 51 Test innings, equalling with West Indies’s batter Everton Weekes, who achieved the feat in 51 knocks.
Australia’s Sir Donald Bradman remains the fastest to 3000 Test runs, having achieved the milestone in a mere 33 Test innings.
Fastest Players to 3000 Test Runs
|Pos||Player||No. of Innings|
|1||Sir Donald Bradman||33|
|3||Sir Everton Weekes||51|
Labuschagne scored 163 runs before he was dismissed by part-time fast bowler Devon Thomas. He added a humongous partnership worth 297 runs for the 4th wicket with Travis Head.
Labuschagne, who made his Test debut in 2018, now has 3,010 runs in 30 Tests, while averaging 61.43 in the format, which is the second-highest average in red-ball cricket among batters with at least 2,000 runs in the format.
Sir Don Bradman leads this list as well with an average of 99.94 while Steve Smith is third in the tally with an average of 61.17. As for Labuschagne, it was his third ton in three consecutive innings, with one of them being a double century.