The third Test match of the series between India and Australia is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Today is the second day of play in the competition.
Steve Smith hit 27th Test century
Australia’s star batsman and former captain Steve Smith completed the 27th century of his Test career. He ran 3 runs off the last ball of the 98th over of Navdeep Saini’s innings and completed a personal score of 103 runs. He completed the century off 201 balls. With this, he equaled Virat Kohli, who also has 27 centuries in Tests.
Jadeja bowled Pat Cummins
Ravindra Jadeja did not even allow Pat Cummins to open the account and bowled him on the fourth ball of the 95th over of the innings. Australia’s 7th wicket fell to a team score of 278. New batsman- Mitchell Starc
Bumrah bowled Tim Paine
After lunch, Pacer Jasprit Bumrah bowled captain Tim Paine (1). Australia’s sixth wicket fell to a team score of 255. New batsman- Pat Cummins
Lunch Break – Australia 249/5
Jasprit Bumrah took his first wicket as Cameron Green (0). He lbw Green out of the 5th ball of the 85th over of the innings. Soon after, the players returned to the pavilion for lunch, when Australia’s score was 249 for 5 wickets.
Jadeja trapped in spin, Labushen missed out on century
Ravindra Jadeja gave Team India the first success on the second day in the match which started a little after the rain. Story of the Australian team was 206 runs, losing two wickets. Labushen and Smith were trying to score fast runs. Meanwhile, captain Ajinkya Rahane handed the ball to Jadeja. Ravindra Jadeja did not disappoint the captain. In 70.5 overs of the team, Jadeja caught Marnus Labushen by Ajinkya Rahane and sent him back to the pavilion. Labushen missed a century and returned to the pavilion after scoring 91 runs. He faced 196 balls and hit 11 fours.
Matthew Wade, who came to batting after Labushen, could not last long. Jadeja dismissed Matthew Wade for a personal score of 13 runs. Wade was caught by Bumrah in the wake of picking up Jadeja’s ball. By then, Australia had scored 232 at the loss of four wickets. Smith and Cameron Green are currently on the pitch.
On the second day, the Australian team players Marnus Labushen and Smith started playing well. The Australian team has scored 188 runs in 66 overs at the loss of two wickets. Then it started raining. Due to which the match has been stopped.
First day game ends, Australia 166/2
Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. Australia scored 166 for 2 wickets until the rain-disrupted first day’s game ended. Openers Will Pukowski (62) and Marnus Labuschen (67 *) scored half-centuries for the hosts. Smith returned unbeaten on 31 with Labushen. Mohammad Siraj sent David Warner (5) to the pavilion while Navdeep Saini lbw Pukowski.