AUS vs IND: The first day of the third test between Australia and India at Sydney has washed away due to rain. Australia won the toss and scored 166 runs, losing 2 wickets at the end of day 1. Steve Smith (31) and Marnus Labuschange (67) are not outstanding on the pitch, will open tomorrow.
Australian opener Will Pucovski, playing his debut test match, made his first fifty. He was dismissed LBW at an individual score of 62 by debutant Navdeep Saini.
Navdeep Saini has become the 5th Indian bowler to dismiss the opposition’s debutant in his debut match. The last time Zaheer Khan dismissed Mehrab Hussain in the 2000 Dhaka Test. At the same time, Vijay Hazare first dismissed English cricketer Alec Bedasser in the 1946 Lord’s Test in his debut match.
Three-and-a-half-hour Game Washed
Out by rain after the initial 7.1 overs on the first day. Due to this, three and a half hours of play could not take place. On the first day, only 55 overs could be played instead of 90, it will be replenished in the next 4 days. The umpire panel has decided that there will be more half-and-half-hour play over the next 4 days.
Australia’s Poor Start, Warner Returned to The Pavilion Early
The hosts had a poor start in the first innings. In the fourth over itself, Mohammad Siraj gave the first blow to Australia. David Warner returned to the pavilion after scoring 5 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara took his catch. After this, Pucovski made a 100 runs partnership for the second wicket with Labuschane. After that Labushen scored an unbeaten 60-run partnership with Smith for the third wicket.
Navdeep Saini’s Debut
Team India’s playing eleven was announced a day before. Two changes were made to the team. Vice-captain Rohit, who came in the team in place of Mayank Agarwal, will open with Shubman Gill. At the same time, fast bowler Navdeep Saini made his Test debut. He replaced injured Umesh Yadav. Navdeep is the 299th Indian to debut in Tests. He was given a debut cap by Jaspreet Bumrah.
Claire Polosak – 1st Female Match Official in Men’s Test Match
Claire Polosak has made history by becoming Australia’s first female match official in the men’s test. She has become the first woman to become a match official in a men’s test. In the current Sydney Test, Clary has been appointed as the fourth umpire. She is also the first woman to officiate in a men’s ODI. He also officiated in the ODI played between Namibia and Oman in the ICC’s Division-2 league in 2019.