Stuart Broad strikes again as Labuschagne departs for a Golden Duck in Ashes Opener

The atmosphere at Edgbaston reached a fever pitch as Stuart Broad continued his remarkable spell by dismissing Marnus Labuschagne on the very next ball after David Warner’s wicket. The crowd erupted with excitement as Labuschagne departed without scoring a run, giving Broad two wickets in two balls.

Broad’s consecutive breakthroughs had the entire stadium on their feet, witnessing a thrilling display of fast bowling. The delivery was pitched right up outside off, tempting Labuschagne to go for the drive without proper footwork. The lack of discipline cost him dearly as he chased the ball with his hands, only to find the edge.


With a hint of swing working in his favor, Broad produced a sensational delivery that kissed the outside edge of Labuschagne’s bat. Jonny Bairstow, England’s wicketkeeper, showcased his agility and reflexes by diving across to take a stunning one-handed catch, leaving Labuschagne utterly disappointed with his golden duck.

The back-to-back dismissals of Warner and Labuschagne have dealt a significant blow to Australia’s batting lineup early in the match. It is now up to the remaining batsmen to dig deep and salvage their team’s innings.