Sydney Test: Superb all-round effort puts Australia in winning position against India


Sydney: The third match of the four-Test series between India and Australia is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Australia took the upper hand by the end against India of the third day of the Sydney Test at the SCG as they posted 103/2 in their second innings with Marnus Labuschagne (47 off 69 balls) and Steven Smith (29 off 63 balls) at the crease.

Australia claimed the driver’s seat during the first session of the day which saw India being bowled out for 244 runs in their first innings, handing Australia lead of 94 runs.

By the end of the second day of the third Test, Team India had scored 96 runs at the loss of two wickets. In this way, the Indian team lost 148 wickets by scoring 148 runs on the third day.

From India Rohit Sharma – 26, Shubman Gill – 50, Ajinkya Rahane – 22, Hanuma Vihari – 4, Rishabh Pant – 36, Cheteshwar Pujara – 50, Ravichandran Ashwin – 10, Navdeep Saini – 4, Jaspreet Bumrah – 0 and Mohammad Siraj was dismissed for 6 runs, while Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 28 runs.

Pat Cummins-4, Josh Hazlewood-2, and Mitchell Starc got one wicket each for Australia, while three Indian batsmen were run out.

Earlier, Australia won the toss and came out to bat first and were all out by scoring 338 runs. Australia’s Steve Smith scored the most 131 runs. Ravindra Jadeja took 4 wickets from India. Jaspreet Bumrah and Navdeep Saini took 2-2 wickets. Mohammed Siraj got 1 wicket. While one batsman was run out.

Let us tell you that in the series of four Test matches, 1-1 is equal. The first match was won by Australia in Adelaide, while India won the second Test in Melbourne and equalized the series. Currently, the four-Test series is on par with 1-1. Now the turn is to take the lead i.e. to gain and for this it is necessary to win for both teams.