Australian opener Will Pukowski running for a run, playing a debut match.
The third match of the 4-Test series between India and Australia is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. At the moment, Australia have lost 1 wicket. Will Pukowski and Marnus Labuschen are the crease. There was an 80+ run partnership between the two. Pukowski imposed debut test fifty. Click here to see the scorecard of the match…
It was rained after the initial 7.1 overs on the first day. Due to this, 3 hours of play could not take place. After this, the game was delayed by about half an hour due to wet out field.
Pukowski got two lives in a debut match
In the first innings, opener Will Pukowski was given two lives by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. First catch off the last ball of the 22nd over of the innings. Pukowski was then playing for 26 runs. The over-spinner was Ravichandran Ashwin. Pant gave the second ball the last ball of the 25th over. However, the umpire gave out. Pukowski was then called notout after taking DRS. At this time, he was playing for 32 runs.
Warner 5 runs out
In the fourth over of the innings, Mohammad Siraj gave the first blow to Australia. David Warner returned to the pavilion after scoring 5 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara took his catch. For the fourth time, Warner could not touch the double-digit at the Sydney Cricket Ground. On this ground, he scored 4 centuries and 2 fifty in the last 5 Tests. Warner scored 737 runs in 14 innings of 9 Tests in Sydney.
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Australia tried 4 openers in a series after 35 years
Australia has tried 4 batsmen in the opening after 35 years. Joe Burns and Matthew Wade opened in the first and second Tests of the current series. In this third Test, David Warner and debutant Will Pukowski opened the opening. Earlier, Australia tried 4 openers in the same series against New Zealand in 1985–86. In the Perth Test, where Andrew Hilditch and Capler Wessels opened. While Robbie Kerr and Wayne Phillips were the openers in the Sydney Test.
Clary Polosak became first female match official in men’s test
Australia’s Clary Polosak has made history. 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 officiated in the ODI played between Namibia and Oman in the ICC’s Division-2 league in 2019.
Navdeep Saini’s debut
Team India’s playing eleven was announced a day before. 2 changes have been made to the team. Vice-captain Rohit, who came in the team in place of Mayank Agarwal, will open with Team Shubman. At the same time, fast bowler Navdeep Saini will make his Test debut. He has been included in place of Umesh Yadav. Navdeep is the 299th Indian to debut in Tests. He was given a debut cap by Jaspreet Bumrah.
India: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.
Australia: David Warner, Will Pukowski, Marnus Labuschen, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper and captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.
Cricket Australia and BCCI investigating 5 players
All the players went to dinner at a restaurant in Melbourne on 1 January. There they were sitting in indoor seating instead of outdoor. A fan had paid the bill for all this and also made a video. After this, the players were accused of breaking the rules related to the Corona protocol and bio bubble. Cricket Australia and BCCI are investigating against them. All five players were isolated. His corona test report came negative before reaching Sydney.
Both teams playing matches in pink color
Both teams are appearing in pink color in this test. The first Test of the year played in Sydney since 2009 is called Pink Match. This test is played not by pink ball, but by red ball. Pink ball is used only in day-night test. However, in the Pink Test, everything from the stumps to the players’ gloves, bat grip, brand logo, hoardings, caps and the ensemble of the audience appears to be pink-pink.
The 2019 Pink Test was also played between India and Australia, which was a draw. In this, Indian captain Virat Kohli came to the ground by giving pink glove and pink grip on the bat. The last time Team India declared the first innings of Sydney Test was 622 for 7 wickets.
Why Pink test is done
Indeed, Pink Test’s relationship is with Australian legend Glenn McGrath and his wife Jane. The third day of the test match is known as ‘Jane McGrath Day’. Jane died in 2008 of breast cancer. After this, a pink test was started in Sydney to make people aware of breast cancer. It is the home ground of Glenn McGrath.
McGraw Foundation gets the benefit of the match
Any benefit that accrues from this match is donated to the entire McGrath Foundation. The foundation was founded by Glenn and his wife Jane in 2005, but Jane died 3 years later. Fans wear pink clothes to support this awareness campaign. The McGrath Foundation is a charity that helps patients with breast cancer.
4-1 series draw 1-1
The 4-Test series between Team India and Australia is tied at 1-1. After the Sydney match, the last Test of the series between the two teams will be played in Brisbane on 15 January. The first match of the series was played day-night in Adelaide, which Australia won by 8 wickets. After this, the Boxing-Day Test played in Melbourne was won by India by 8 wickets.