Marnus Labuschagne in exclusive club after twice outscoring England’s first innings total
Marnus Labuschagne (AFP Photo)

Australia‘s Marnus Labuschagne joined an exclusive club while making 80 against England in the second innings of the third Ashes Test at Headingley on Saturday.


In the process, Labuschagne became just the fifth batsman and fourth Australian — a list that includes head coach Justin Langer — in Test history to make two scores in a match higher than a total posted by an opposing team in one innings.

Labuschagne made 74 in the first innings at Headingley, the Leeds headquarters of Yorkshire. England were dismissed for just 67, their lowest Ashes total in 71 years.

The only batsman from outside Australia to achieve the feat is outstanding West Indies opener Gordon Greenidge, who hit two hundreds in a 1976 Test at Old Trafford, Manchester, where England collapsed to 71 all out in their first innings.

Two scores in a Test match higher than an opponent’s total

Name Scores Team Opponent Total Venue
Don Bradman 132/127* Australia India 125 Melbourne, 1948
Gordon Greenidge 134/101 West Indies England 71 Manchester, 1976
Matthew Hayden 197/103 Australia England 79 Brisbane, 2002
Justin Langer 191/97 Australia Pakistan 72 Perth, 2004
Marnus Labuschagne 74/80 Australia England 67 Leeds, 2019