Pakoski, who shared a 100-run partnership with Labushen for the second wicket, scored the first half-century of his career. In fact the individual score looked to be out for Pakoski at 26, 32. But .. in both the cases Rishabh Pant dropped the keeper catches. However, at the team score of 106, Navdeep Saini outscored Pakoski as LBW. Labushen along with Steve Smith who came later .. did not give another wicket to India.
The first day of the third Test against Australia in Sydney, which started on Thursday, was a disappointment for Team India. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, ending the day at 166/2. Thirty percent of the first session was wiped out due to rain. Today only 55 overs game was possible. At the crease were Marcus Labushen (67 off 8×4 off 149 balls) and Steve Smith (5×4 off 64 off 64 balls). The Indian bowlers were able to take only two wickets in 55 overs.