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[Watch] Stuart Broad's Incredible Mind Game To Sent Marnus Labuschagne Back In The Hut

image-lkmqayryStuart Broad's mind game to dismiss Marnus Labuschange. [Twitter]

In a dramatic incident, England fast bowler Stuart Broad was spotted playing an incredible mind game which happened to play a part to dismiss Australia's Marnus Labuschagne in the very next ball on the second day of the ongoing fifth Ashes Test at the Oval.

The incident happened during the 43rd over of Australia's first innings. Mark Wood was in the middle of a brilliant spell with Labuschagne on strike. After the fourth ball of the over, Broad, who was stationed at short mid-wicket, sneaked in the middle out of nowhere and swapped over the two bails at the batting end.

Here is the video of Broad swapping the bails which lead up to Labuschagne's wicket

Labuschagne did smile it off at the very moment but unbelievably edged one through to the slip in the very next ball with Joe Root taking an unbelievable one-hand stunner at first slip. Everyone was left stunned by Root's catch but Broad was spotted tapping on the back of Usman Khawaja at the non-striker's end while Labuschagne left the field in disarray.

Labuschagne was not scoring at a good flow but was still looking solid in the middle. He departed after a 9(82) blockathon which exposed Australia's middle order. But the main point, was that intentional from Broad? If it was, then it was surely a moment of magic from the veteran fast bowler.

Broad went on to remove a set Khawaja in the first over after lunch and the dangerous Travis Head in the following over. Additionally, he became the first England bowler ever to reach the 150-wicket mark in Ashes Tests. Earlier, England posted a formidable 283 on the board in their first innings on day 1.

In reply, Australia were seven down with only 186 on the board at tea on day 2. At the time of writing this, they have crossed the 200-run mark with Steven Smith and skipper Pat Cummins currently batting in the middle. The duo would like to ensure Australia play out the remainder of the day without losing any further wickets.