Thankfully rain stopped within 10 minutes & the game resumed with full zest & enthusiasm. Smith & Labuschagne together helped the hosts to reach the mark of 200 runs in the third test match of the ongoing test series. Now the hosts are aiming to score big total for the visitors to reach.
Earlier Australia ended the Day 1 of the Sydney Test on 166/2. A total of 55 overs were bowled in the day 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 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 Pucovski as opening pair with both regaining fitness and playing.