IND Vs AUS: Australia has started well by winning the toss in Sydney toss. Australia have scored 93 runs for one wicket in their first innings till the break. Debutman Will Pukowski is playing for 54 and Marnus Labushan for 34 runs. Pukowski has become Australia’s 92nd player to score a half-century in the debut test.
This young player, who got four lives by Indian players, has hit four boundaries in his 100-ball innings, while Labushan has so far hit five fours facing 78 balls.
After losing the toss, India bowled first and dropped the wicket of David Warner (5) on the third ball of the fourth over. Mohammad Siraj took Warner’s wicket. After this, the rain came after the first ball of the eighth over, causing a long disruption in the game. Only 7.1 overs were played in the first session, in which Australia scored 27 runs for one wicket. Pukowski was unbeaten on 14 and Marnus Labuschain by two runs.
Delay due to rain
The game of the second season could not start at the scheduled time. The field was wet. When the game started, Pukowski and Labuschain completed a half-century partnership. During this time, however, Pukowski received four lives. On the final ball of the 22nd over, he was given a life by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant off the ball of Ravichandran Ashwin. Pant dropped his catch.
Apart from this, Pant once again gave life to Pukowski on the last ball of the 25th over bowled by Siraj. Not only this, while Pukowski was playing at 42 before the tee break, he narrowly avoided being run out. However, taking advantage of this, Pukowski completed his half-century by hitting two consecutive fours in the very first over of India’s debutant Navdeep Saini.
Some changes have been made in the schedule of this match to compensate for the time spent due to rain. According to Indian time, there will be a game till one o’clock today.