Play resumed because the solar shone brightly after a four-hour rain interruption on the opening day of the third Test between India and Australia in Sydney on Thursday.
Groundsmen on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) labored relentlessly, together with utilizing leaf blowers to go along with the super-sopper, to get the floor prepared for resumption at 9.30 AM IST.
A complete of 57 overs are to be bowled within the the rest of the day. Scheduled shut of play has been prolonged to 1 PM with additional 30 minutes permitted to make sure minimal overs.
Day 1 proceedings
Earlier, younger India pacer Mohammed Siraj dismissed the returning David Warner (5) – caught behind by Cheteshwar Pujara at first slip within the fourth over – to depart Australia at 21 for one earlier than the inclement climate stopped play barely seven overs into the primary day’s motion.
At the break, debutant Will Pucovski and Marnus Labuschagne had been batting on 14 and a pair of, respectively.
Barring a few uncomfortable moments towards the shorter balls, Pucovski has seemed stable within the center, up to now.
Australia wins toss
Earlier, Australia gained the toss and opted to bat within the penultimate recreation of the four-match sequence.
Rohit Sharma returned to the Indian taking part in XI rather than Mayank Agarwal, whereas pacer Navdeep Saini was handed a Test debut, changing an injured Umesh Yadav.
For Australia, Warner got here again into the crew with Pucovski making his debut on the expense of Travis Head.
The sequence is tied at 1-1.