3rd Test: Pucovski gets 50 on debut as Aus reach 93/1 at Tea

Source : IANS 2021-01-07 13:38:14

Debutant opener Will Pucovski scored a gritty half-century and was well supported by Marnus Labuschagne on Thursday as Australia reached 93/1 at Tea on Day One of the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

At the end of the second session, Pucovski and Labuschagne remained unbeaten on 54 and 34 respectively, stitching together a 87-run partnership and laid a perfect platform for Australia to post a big first-innings total.

Earlier, after winning the toss, Australia didn't have a great start as they lost opener David Warner early in the innings. Warner, who is coming back from groin injury after having missed the first two Tests, was caught in slips by Cheteshwar Pujara off the bowling of pace bowler Mohammed Siraj in the fourth over. Warner scored five runs of the eight balls he faced.