Join us for updates, analysis and colour from the third day of the Sydney Test
Welcome to our live report of the third day of the Australia-India Test from Sydney. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here
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Even well past the halfway stage of this series, these teams continue to set us up for the best days. A day of ten wickets yesterday, but also a day of 238 runs – figures that show that the quality of bowling has sustained. By the end of the day, Australia used the wickets of India’s openers to their advantage and completely shut off scoring options for Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, who have been greeted by probably the brightest and warmest morning of the Test this morning. It’s also the flattest pitch of any in the series so far. One might even argue that it’s the kind of surface Pujara feasts on. It’s the one thing India haven’t had yet this series, a feast for their No. 3 man. He’ll be well up for this opportunity today and that is challenge number one for Australia’s bowlers.
Varun Shetty is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo