India vs Australia Live Score, 3rd Test, Day 1: Pucovski, Labuschagne fifties take Australia to 166/2

India vs Australia Live Score, 3rd Test, Day 1: Pucovski, Labuschagne fifties take Australia to 166/2

India vs Australia third Test Day 1 live score: Marbus Labuschagne scored a half-century off 108 balls, his first against India as Australia continue to build through his partnership with Steve Smith. Navdeep Saini dismissed Will Pucovski to pick up his maiden Test wicket for India. Just before the tea interval, Pucovski scored a brilliant half-century on debut. India had a couple of chances let go by Rishabh Pant, who, twice in two overs, dropped the Australia opener. Pucovski and Labuschagne have added 87 runs as Australia prolong India’s search for a second wicket. Australia resumed at 21/1 after play commenced following a lengthy rain break. Early lunch was taken on Day 1 of the Sydney Test after just 7.1 overs possible in the first session in which Australia scored 21 runs and lost the wicket of David Warner. Rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground forced the players to go off the field in 8th over of the third Test. This happened after Mohammed Siraj dismissed Warner for 5. Australia had opted to bat first after winning the toss in the third Test against India. Bio-bubble breach investigations, reports of India’s unwillingness to travel to Brisbane if stricter quarantine rules are forced on them, former Australian cricketers and media throwing jibes, we’ve had everything that could spice-up the proceedings in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Both India and Australia have landed a punch each and just like the third day – the moving day of a Test – this third Test at Sydney has all the ingredients to be the decisive one of the four-match series. Rohit Sharma returns to the playing XI for India, young Saini makes his debut. Australia, on the other hand, will have a new opening pair with David Warner and Will Puvocski both regaining fitness and playing.

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