SGI NSW Cup
Perhaps I'm overly harsh but I just think when he has 150 runs on the board and 4 or 5 top batsmen waiting for a chance to come in, it's time to step up the speed of scoring. But you know about it better than me so I might be wrong.Labuchagne is not as fluent or as good a timer or placer of the ball as Steve Smith so he scored his runs at a slower rate, but for a Test match 200, 350 balls is a fair scoring rate. Most good Test batsmen score their first 50 from say 100 balls as the prime objective is to build your innings carefully. Once you are 'set' then you can expand your strokeplay. Which both Steven and Marnus did perfectly.