Navdeep Saini finally gets the crucial wicket of Mitchell Starc. He kept showering short balls to Starc & one short ball did the job for debutant Saini. A crucial partnership of Steve & Starc comes to an end with Starc scoring 24 runs off 30 balls. But hope is still alive for hosts as their star batsman smith is still on crease who have already registered a century the accelerate scores for the hosts.
Earlier Australia ended the Day 1 of the Sydney Test on 166/2. A total of 55 overs were bowled on day 1 with rain resulting in stoppage of play for more than three hours. Marnus Labuschagne scored a half century & remained unbeaten whereas Steve Smith supported Marnus by stitching a solid partnership of 100 runs.
India got their first breakthrough with Mohammed Siraj dismissing Opener David Warner for just 5 runs & the hosts were reduced to 21 for 1 at lunch break. Sudden drizzle at the Sydney Cricket Ground forced the players to go off the field in 8th over of the third test. Australia had won toss & opted to bat first in the third test match against India. Visitors welcomed their favorite player Rohit Sharma in their test squad whereas Young Navdeep Saini made his debut in place of Mohammed Shami. Australia on the other hand have David Warner & Will Puvocski as opening pair with both regaining fitness and playing.