India’s most in-form batsman survived an LBW shout as a moment of confusion cost Australia dearly.
Aussies BEWILDERED by umpire's decision
Welcome to our live coverage of day three of the Third Test between Australia and India at the SCG.
The match was delicately-poised entering its midway point as India resumed at 2/96 after Australia’s first innings score of 338.
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An unexpected headline from day two was Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne finding themselves targeted for their theatrical antics at the crease.
Let’s hope for more theatre today. Play begins at 10.30am AEDT.
Aussies robbed by confused umpire's error
'Wicket' went with umpire's call of not out, even though Wilson initially gave it not out for another reason. Picture: Fox Cricket
Rahane, who scored a century in the second Test in Melbourne, will resume with the dogged Cheteshwar Pujara (nine not out) on day three.
Australia resumed their first innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 2/166, but only managed another 172 in the face of India’s spirited fightback led by spinner Ravindra Jadeja who took 4/62.
Smith, though, was the star attraction, smacking 131 – his 27th century, and his first since the 2019 Ashes in England – before being the last man to fall. Marnus Labuschagne made 91 and Will Pucovski 62 on debut.
“I think it’s a decent total (338), although it would have been nice to score a few more. You always want more,” said Smith.
“It’s a bit up and down the wicket,” he added.
“I think the boys bowled pretty well this evening and if we continue to bowl really disciplined tomorrow, we will get some opportunities.”
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