Shaun Marsh not only rescued Australia as well as silenced his critics with a stunning century but also made sure to rub salt to England’s wounds in the ongoing second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
With just tail-enders to bat from the other end and his century already completed, Marsh decided to take the attack to the English bowlers, and Stuart Broad bore the brunt of that assault. The right-arm pacer came to bowl the 149th over of the innings, and Marsh made his intentions clear on the very first ball, swinging his bat to an away going delivery but failed to make any contact. However, the following two balls were hit to the fence with the second one coming off a yorker.
The best of the lot, however, came off the next delivery. Broad bowled a fuller delivery just outside the off and the very next second the ball was way over the straight boundary. It was as clean as one can expect, a testament to the form Marsh was in.
Here is that brilliant shot from the southpaw:
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 3, 2017
Meanwhile, Australia declared soon after Marsh’s six with the scoreboard reading a competitive 442 for 8. Marsh came to bat when Australia were reeling at 161 for 4 with the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner back in the hut. However, the 34-year old, who received his eighth Test call-up for the ongoing series, not only held firm from one end but fired the hosts to a good total. He shared an 85 with Tim Paine and then a 99-run stand with No.9 Pat Cummins. He remained unbeaten on 126.
Meanwhile, England were 29 for 1 when rain stopped play and eventually ended the day’s play.