Good morning cricket fans and welcome to Wide World of Sports’ LIVE coverage of day three of the third Test between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground!
India will be looking to build on their strong momentum generated on a captivating day of Test cricket yesterday, which saw the visitors reduce Australia to 338 all out and reach stumps at 2-96.
While Steve Smith was superb on his way to his 27th Test ton, India must have been rapt to inflict a collapse of 8-132, with just Matthew Wade (13) and Mitchell Starc (24) the only batsmen from five down registering double figures.
It was a matter of the master and the apprentice as superstar batsman Rohit Sharma (26) and second-Test wonder Shubman Gill (50) got India off to a terrific start.
Cheteshwar Pujara (nine from 53) and captain Ajinkya Rahane (five off 40) then stonewalled their way to stumps, defending staunchly as Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood steamed in all afternoon in tremendous exhibitions of fast bowling.
When Pujara and Rahane resume at the start of day three at 10am AEDT, India will be 242 runs in arrears of Australia’s first-innings total.
How will the third day pan out? Find out right here!