The Times Of India |
Jan 08, 2021 , 04:36:19 IST
OVERS 56.1: FOUR! Bumrah bowls the second over of the day, Smith cover drives for the first boundary of the day
Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith resume Australia 1st innings, Siraj bowls the first over of the day
It is a flat wicket and good to bat on. Our plan was to build pressure and hit the area. The wicket is easy for the batsman. Even the bouncer is not working.
Nice to spend a bit of time out there and nice to stitch in a partnership with Marnus (Labuschagne)
It was a pretty incredible experience, it meant everything to me to be honest. It was a very nice batting wicket and I’m hopeful with the amount of batting that’s in now and what we’ve got to come that we can post a really good total.
Fellow debutant Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj, in only his second Test, shared the wickets in a clash both sides are desperate to win with the four-match series level at 1-1
Labuschagne was not out 67 while Steve Smith reached double figures for the first time this series with an attacking unbeaten 31. Pucovski contributed 62 in an impressive maiden Test innings
Following David Warner’s departure for five, the hosts recovered to 166/2 at stumps after more than three hours’ play was lost due to persistent drizzle at the Sydney Cricket Ground
Debutant Will Pucovski and Marnus Labuschagne smacked half-centuries as Australia recovered from an early setback to build a promising first innings in the rain-hit Test