Ashes: Marcus Labuschagne heaps praise on Steve Smith

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Australia batsman Marcus Labuschagne heaped praise on teammate Steven Smith, saying the batsman is very proactive which makes the task of the bowlers very hard. His remarks came after the close of play on day one of the fourth Test in the ongoing Ashes.

“It was good to spend some time with him and a good experience to see how he goes about it and also learn from him out there. What makes him the best in the world is that he is always one step ahead and thinking ahead and not being reactive. He is being proactive, which makes him very hard to bowl to,” International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Labuschagne as saying.

Rain played spoilsport on day one of the Test and only 44 overs were bowled after which Aussies reached the score of 170/3. Australia had got off to a bad start as the side lost its openers David Warner and Marcus North early, restricting the team to 28/2.

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