Sydney: By Day 3 at stumps, Australia had put 236 runs on board with the loss of 6 wickets in Sydney Test. They need 195 more runs to avoid the follow-on. Indian bowlers are giving a tough challenge for the Aussie batsmen.
Third day’s play was interrupted due to rain. Australia put on board 236 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in 83.3 overs. The lighting conditions deteriorated and hence the match had to be stopped.
Indian spinners were at their top on Saturday. Kuldeep Yadav scalped 3 wickets at an economy of 2.96. Ravindra Jadeja took 2 wickets and Mohammad Shami took one wicket. Last match’s Man of the Match Jaspreet Bumrah remained empty handed.
For the hosts, Marcus Harris scored the highest with 79 runs. At the end of the day, Peter Handscomb(28*) and Pat Cummins(25*) were on the field.
Another highlight of the day was a display of ultimate sportsmanship spirit by KL Rahul.
While fielding at mid-on, Rahul made a remarkable effort to grab the catch off the bat of Marcus Harris. While it seemed like it was a clean one, and before the umpire could give his decision, Rahul pointed it out that the ball had bounced before he completed the catch.
In the backdrop of Indian players celebrating the dismissal, Rahul’s honest approach moved on-field umpire
Cricket Australia appreciated Rahul’s honesty with following tweet:
On Sunday, the hosts will look to take the first innings total as close to the Indian total as possible. The guests will try to put Australians for a follow-on.