Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Live Coverage of Day two of the third Test between Australia and India on the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
Australia 178/2 after 60 overs: The traces have been fairly straight from Siraj and Bumrah however with no help from the floor, India wants to alter their plan. There is a packed leg facet however each Smith and Labuschagne are capable of pierce the gaps and maintain the scorecard ticking.
Australia 167/2 after 56 overs: Good begin from Siraj as he poses inquiries to Smith with a brief ball and one other again of size supply that kicked off the floor with the batsman tucking it to advantageous leg. Just a single from the second day’s opening over.
Mohammed Siraj is prepared with the exhausting purple cherry and will probably be Smith on strike.
Right then we’re all set for Day 2 to start and the primary session will probably be very essential for India. Smith and Labuschagne are trying in nice nick and most significantly Smith has proven that he’s in a rush to attain runs with a set batsman motoring on properly on the different finish. India wants to select wickets on a monitor, that’s providing minimal help to the bowlers.
Marnus Labuschagne posted an unbeaten 67 and shared partnerships of 100 with Will Pucovski and 60 with Steve Smith to assist Australia attain 166-2 at stumps after a rain-interrupted opening day of the third Test towards India.
Australia gained the toss and elected to bat on the Sydney Cricket Ground, giving Pucovski a right away style of Test cricket because the 22-year-old opener began the innings with veteran David Warner.
Warner lasted solely eight balls and scored 5 runs on his comeback from damage earlier than he chased a full and large ball from Mohammed Siraj and was caught at first slip with the whole at 6.
Pucovski continued with Labuschagne and checked out instances assured in his Test debut and at instances fortunate to nonetheless be on the crease. He had three reprieves on his strategy to 50, a milestone he handed within the over earlier than tea with consecutive boundaries towards Navdeep Saini — the primary two balls in Test cricket for the Indian quick bowler.
Toss: Australia has gained the toss and opted to bat first
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
Australia: David Warner, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (C/WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood