AUSvsNZ: Labuschagne scores his 1st double ton as Aussies dominate 2nd dayJanuary 4, 2020
- New Zealand made a secure start after a Marnus Labuschagne double century lifted Australia to a massive 454 first innings total in the third Test on Saturday.
- The rock-solid number three reached his highest Test score of 215 in Sydney with the Australians dismissed just before tea on the second day.
- In reply, the Black Caps grittily batted through the final session without losing a wicket, leaving skipper Tom Latham on 26 and Melbourne Test centurion Tom Blundell at 34 in their team’s 63.
- The Sydney Test is being played against the backdrop of one of Australia’s most devastating bushfire seasons with at least 20 people losing their lives in blazes raging across the country, including on the outskirts of Sydney.