India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 3rd Test Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Updates: Marnus Labuschagne (67*) and Steve Smith (31*) took the innings to the close of play on Day 1.
India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 3rd Test Live Cricket Score Updates: Australia will begin the second day of the Sydney Test against India with Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the middle on Friday.
On Day 1, the hosts looked destined for their biggest score of the series after a half-century from debutant opener Will Pucovski (62) helped them to 166/2. After the match was interrupted by rain, Labuschagne notched his ninth Test half-century to finish the day on 67 not out with Steve Smith unbeaten on 31 at the other end. For India, only Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini managed to scalp a wicket.
3rd Test, SCG, Sydney, 06 Jan, 2021
AUS 213 / 3 (72.0)
Rain Delay: AUS 3-213
India vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 2, Live Score Updates:
More showers! And another break in play due to rain. This time it looks heavier.
Steve Smith brings up fifty for the 11th time against India in Tests! Only two of those fifty-plus scores have ended with him dismissed before making a century.
Jadeja to Labuschagne, out CAUGHT, edged and gone, this time it’s a quicker ball from Jadeja, Labuschagne gets on the back foot, is beaten by the pace and edges it to Rahane at first slip. Score after 71 overs, AUS 208/3
“What A Ridiculous PITCH Cricket Australia have made. Just a road pitch and no contest between bat & ball. With rain & road like pitch SCG will be a draw,” writes Divya on Twitter.
We’re back! Compared to yesterday, just a mini-rain break. Happy days.
Not too heavy, but heavy enough to stop the play. Both teams were playing the waiting game in the 45 minutes of play today — 11 overs | 22 runs | 0 wickets. Score after 66 overs, AUS- 188/2
The plan from India this morning has been to bowl at the stumps with five fielders on the leg-side. They have only four on the off-side with a slip and gully included. Smith and Labuschagne won’t mind this line of attack. They are pretty happy to keep tucking/turning it into the leg-side and finding the fielders. It is a game of patience now as to who will falter from the plan first.
FOUR, 130.2kph, Bumrah doles out a half-volley first up and Smith takes full toll of it. Presses forward and creams the drive through extra drive. A proper loosener from the Indian spearhead. Score after 57 overs, AUS- 172/2
It’s an early start today and Siraj will start proceedings for the visitors. A slip and a gully in place. Here we go. Siraj to Smith, no run, 131.5kph, short of length, leg-lined, Smith gently nudges it to backward square leg. Score after 56 overs, AUS- 167/2
After the rain relented, the clouds dispelled and the sun began to hammer down, Australia produced their most assertive batting performance of the series. Debutant Will Pucovski impressed with a half-century on debut, Marnus Labuschagne shone with his fluency, and Steve Smith cast away doubts over his form with a breezy unconquered 31. The trio compensated for the early loss of the returning David Warner to pile 166 runs for the loss of two wickets on a rain-shortened day in Sydney.
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