IND vs AUS Live: Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are going strong for Australia.© AFP
Australia finished Day 1 of the third Test against India at 166/2 with Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith going strong. India got off to a good start after Australia won the toss and opted to bat, with pacer Mohammed Siraj dismissing opener David Warner in the fourth over, but debutant Will Pucovski played a gritty knock to earn his maiden Test fifty. India’s own debutant Navdeep Saini trapped Pucovski LBW to remove him for 62. But Labuschagne scored his ninth Test half-century, while Steve Smith hit double figures for the first time in the series to put Australia in a strong position. Labuschagne will start the second day’s play on 67 while Smith is unbeaten on 31. Play is scheduled to start early on Day 2, due to rain hampering the first day’s play. ()
3rd Test, Day 2 LIVE UPDATES Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Sydney Cricket Ground
A full delivery by Siraj. Labuschagne on drives it. Ashwin runs back from mid-on, to prevent it from reaching the boundary.
A length ball by Bumrah, angling in towards the stumps. Smith moves and trickles it off his pad towards midwicket. No run.
Siraj sends a short delivery. Smith mistimes his pull shot. It goes off the bottom half of his bat, towards Ashwin at mid-on. Two runs.
No run, Australia: 172/2 (57)
Bumrah sends a straight delivery, on the stumps. Labuschagne hits it to midwicket. No run.
After 57 overs, Australia are 172 for two at a current run rate of 3.01.
Back of a length by Bumrah, outside off. Smith slaps it to cover for a single.
What a way to begin Smith vs Bumrah today! A half volley by Bumrah, outside off. Smith cover drives it for a delicious four!
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Siraj sends his delivery on middle and leg, and there is an extra bounce to it. Smith trickles it fine, from above his waist height. One run.
Siraj bowls a length delivery on middle and leg. Smith glances it towards backward square leg.
The action begins on Day 2!
Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith are back in the pitch to resume their batting. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj will start the bowling for India.
Good morning and welcome everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 3 of the ongoing third Test match between Australia and India, at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The hosts finished Day 1 at 166/2 with Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith going steady. The visiting bowling department got off to a bright start with Mohammed Siraj grabbing an early wicket in the fourth over, of David Warner. But soon, debutant Will Pucovski played a gritty knock with Labuschagne. Pucovski scored a half-century before falling to a Navdeep Saini delivery. Meanwhile, Labuschagne has also registered a half-century and will be aiming to build a good partnership with Smith.
Folks, stay tuned for some exciting cricket today!
Hello and welcome to our coverage of Day 2 of 3rd Border-Gavaskar Test.
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