The majority of the fans all across the world are into the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. The cash-rich Premier League has been nothing short of entertainment so far.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have by far been a phenomenal force in the league. Having played two games – against Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad, RCB won both games.
Case in point, Australia has seen two good teams locking horns with each other in the Sheffield Shield final. New South Wales are taking on Queensland in the all-important final battle.
The intriguing match is taking place at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. It is nothing new that New South Wales have clinched the Sheffield Shield on several occasions. However, Queensland are trying their best to stop them this time around.
The second day of the match witnessed a hilarious incident during the passage play. The incident was so hilarious that the players forgot about the intensity of the match.
Nobody really expected such sort of an amusing incident and that too in the final. But everyone took time to laugh nicely after what had happened between Nathan Lyon and Marnus Labuschagne during the game.
Lyon and Labuschagne engage in a funny tumble
The drama unfolded during the Queensland’s innings when they lost Joe Burns for 20 runs. Josh Hazlewood dismissed him in the last ball of the 11th over. After his departure, Marnus Labuschagne came out to bat at No.3.
At this time, his partner Matthew Renshaw nudged a ball back to off-spinner Nathan Lyon. Meanwhile, the veteran off-spinner collided with Marnus Labuschagne in the follow-through. As it turned out both players ended up rolling on the floor.
Watch the video below:
Queensland in driver’s seat
Initially, New South Wales batted first and were bundled out for just 143. Queensland bowlers ripped through the defence of NSW’s batting with ease. NSW captain Kurtis Patterson top-scored with 43 off 128 deliveries.
On the other hand, Queensland bowler Michael Neser was the pick of the bowlers. He accounted for 5 dismissals while also bowling 6 maidens to his name whereas Jake Wildermuth picked up 4 wickets and bowled 5 maidens.
Queensland are on top of the game against the New South Wales. They managed to post 286/3 in 115 overs at the end of Day 2. Nathan Lyon got rid of Bryce Street for 46 whereas Mitchell Starc dismissed Queensland captain Usman Khawaja (23).
Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne has been the star of the day as he scored an imperious 160 off 284 balls. The right-handed Test specialist scored as many as 19 boundaries. Labuschagne is unbeaten at the crease alongside Matt Renshaw (29).