In a spectacular display of athleticism at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, Marnus Labuschagne’s acrobatic catch stole the spotlight as Australia continued their dominance over the West Indies in the third ODI on Tuesday, February 6. Labuschagne’s incredible leap dismissed Keacy Carty, granting Lance Morris his maiden international wicket.
Australia, opting to bowl first after winning the toss, reaped early rewards for their decision. Xavier Bartlett struck gold by trapping West Indies opener Kjorn Ottley LBW for just 8 runs. Ottley could have survived with a DRS review, as replays revealed a clear inside edge.
The Windies’ struggles intensified with Morris dismissing Carty in the 11th over. A back-of-a-length delivery outside off saw Carty attempting an uppish punch towards backward point, only to be thwarted by Labuschagne’s brilliance. The Windies found themselves in dire straits at 38/2.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 6, 2024