The third Test match of the four-Test series between India and Australia is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. On the first day of the match, only 55 overs could be played due to rain. To make up for the loss due to rain on the first day, the game of the second day of the Sydney Test will start 30 minutes ahead of its time. This means the match will start at 10 am according to Australia time and 4:30 pm according to Indian time. Australia scored 166 for two at the end of the first day’s play.
🕙 To compensate for overs lost due to rain today, play in Sydney will resume half an hour sooner, at 10:00 am local time on Friday 🇦🇺🇮🇳
– ICC (@ICC) January 7, 2021
Marnus Labuschen 67 and Steve Smith have returned not out scoring 31 runs. On the first day of the match, Australian opener Will Pukowski also scored 62 runs. India gave Australia their first blow for 6 runs, David Warner was dismissed by just 5 runs, caught by Cheteshwar Pujara at the first slip off Mohammad Siraj. This was followed by a century partnership between Pukowski and Labushen, which was broken by Navdeep Saini. Saini gave Pukovsky LBW out to give India another success. Labushan and Smith are seen in a very good touch and the partnership of 60 runs has been done between the two.