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Labuschagne hits ton for Australia against NZ

Labuschagne hits ton for Australia against NZ

Marnus Labuschagne has made four centuries in 14 Tests for Australia
bbc.comMarnus Labuschagne scored a century as Australia started strongly against New Zealand on the first day of the third and final Test in Sydney.Labuschagne hit 130 - his fourth century in five Tests - as Australia reached 283-3 at stumps at the SCG.He and Steve Smith, who made 63, shared a 156-run partnership as New Zealand toiled in the field.
Both teams wore black armbands in tribute to those affected by widespread bushfires in Australia.New Zealand have a depleted side with captain Kane Williamson, fellow batsmen Henry Nicholls and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner all missing with illness, while pace bowler Trent Boult has returned home with a fractured hand.There was a minute's applause before the Test began to honour Australia's firefighters.Australia limited-over batsmen Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and D'Arcy Short have said they will donate $250 (£132)[/i] for every six they hit during the ongoing Big Bash tournament.At least 18 people have died in blazes across the country.
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