With the dismissal of Pucovski, Steve Smith comes on field to build a strong partnership with Marnus Labuschagne. Steve Smith has come on field with lot of intentions, looking forward to dominate the innings for the hosts. Australia 121/2 after 37 overs.
Earlier India get their first breakthrough with Mohammed Siraj dismissing Opener David Warner for just 5 runs & the hosts were reduced to 21 for 1. 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 the 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.