(Photo) Marnus Labuschagne in prime shape ahead of Ashes

Australia

Aryan Surana

Having copped many a blow on a damp pitch that led umpires to suspend play on the opening day, Queensland's Marnus Labuschagne struck a gritty ton in the Marsh Sheffield Shield contest against South Australia. The century is a reminder that Labuschagne is in prime shape ahead of next month's Ashes. Labuschagne's 110 was the product of five hours of toil, and its value was underscored when South Australia sank to 8-93 at Stumps on day two.