'You don't want to get that one wrong': Marnus on passing concussion tests
Having replaced Steve Smith at Lord’s as the first ever concussion substitute in Test cricket, Marnus Labuschagne has had to go through a few concussion tests himself in his time at the crease this series.
The 25-year-old has proved to be a capable replacement for Smith, who didn’t appear in the second innings at Lord’s following a blow to the neck from England paceman Jofra Archer and was later ruled out of the Leeds Test.
Labuschagne has scored three half-centuries from three innings in the series, including a crucial 74 as Australia crumbled for 179 in the first innings at Headingley, and 80 to help set England a target of 359 to tie the series up a 1-1.
However Labuschagne has had to wear plenty of hits to the helmet as well, most notably getting struck by a brutal Archer delivery with the second ball he faced in the Ashes.
As such, he’s grown used to going through the concussion test and gave reporters an insight into just how they work out on the pitch.