Player-of-the-match Labuschagne led the charge against a quality NSW attack boasting Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon, smacking 21 boundaries in his 353-ball knock.
Here are five stars who could be key in stopping Mumbai Indians winning for a third straight year
IPL 2021: 'I try to learn from likes of Virat, Rohit,' says Cheteshwar Pujara on strike rate in T20s
The 33-year-old admitted that during the early stages of his career, he used to feel that tweaking his game to suit the needs of T20 will hamper his Test cricket but not anymore.
Smith, at 31, is still young enough to take over again and said he was a different person to the one that allowed a toxic environment to flourish under his watch.
IPL 2021: Steve Smith 'really excited' about joining Delhi Capitals, hoping to guide team to maiden trophy
The 31-year-old, who was released by Rajasthan Royals, was acquired by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.2 crore at the IPL auctions last week.
Australia's David Warner along with Pakistan's Babar Azam, South Africa's Quinton de Kock and West Indies' Jason Holder are on a list of over 250 players vying for the seven remaining overseas places in the draft for the inaugural edition of the Hundred competition.
For a realistic crack at IPL 2021, both Rajasthan and Punjab will require a changed game. They arrive at the auction with the two heftiest purses to do the same.
Here's all you need to know regarding the IPL 2021 auction which is slated to begin on 18th February in Chennai.
Here's a list of 10 foreign players who can attract massive bids at IPL 2021 auction.
Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell among players in top bracket for IPL 2021 auctions as 292 cricketers set to go under hammer
There will be 292 players, who will go under the hammer, with 61 slots in eight franchises up for grabs. The IPL governing council has pruned the list of players.
India vs England: Joe Root engineers resurgence on subcontinental sojourn as 'Fab Four' comes alive again
Joe Root’s current streak of gargantuan scores has helped address a possibly unthinkable blemish in his track record – prior to this Asian sojourn, he had never scored hundreds in back-to-back Tests.
Virat Kohli says becoming a father is 'greatest moment of life', can't be compared to playing against Australia
"The connection with the team does not go away in any situation. Especially when you have given everything to the team. Especially when you have worked for the last six years on a daily basis to take Indian cricket on top," Kohli said.
Before Root plays his 100th Test against India at Chennai, let's look at a few of the pathbreaking stats of his 99 Test career.
Fourth-placed Virat Kohli highest-ranked Indian batsman in ICC Test rankings, Cheteshwar Pujara moves up to sixth
Apart from Kohli (862) and Pujara (760), Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (748) is the other Indian batsman in the top-10, hanging on to the eighth spot.
Joe Root has potential to surpass Sachin Tendulkar as all-time run scorer in Tests, says Geoffrey Boycott
Root, 30, amassed 426 runs in four innings at an average of 106.50 including two centuries with a high score of 228 in the just-concluded 2-0 series sweep over Sri Lanka.
Paine's performance behind the wickets and his tactics as captain in the just-concluded Test series against India which Australia lost 1-2 were severely criticised by former players.
Under Smith's captaincy, the inaugural edition champions RR finished last in IPL 2020 in the UAE, where the star Australian batsman played all the 14 league matches and scored 311 runs at a strike rate of 131.
Mohammed Siraj is the find of the series and he was the most impressive of all. He had suffered a lot before shining the brightest.
India chased down a mammoth target of 328, with Pant playing a key role with his 138-ball unbeaten knock to hand his side a 2-1 series win and Australia their first defeat in 32 years at the Gabba.
India vs Australia: Skill, composure, guts, resolve — this series showed India’s Test cricket's future is in safe hands
The Australian tour was as much about fascinating individual stories as much as the guts and gumption of this Indian team. There were stories within stories and as these unravelled one by one, it provided a glimpse into the rich talent reserves the country possesses and an assurance that Indian Test cricket's future is in safe hands