Australia lead by 94 runs against India on Day 3 of the ongoing third Test match, at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Aussie bowling department bowled out India for 244, with the tailenders losing their wickets in quick succession. The visitors began Day 3 on a cautious note, with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane starting with a slow approach.
After the dismissal of Rahane and Hanuma Vihari, India increased their run-rate with the arrival of Rishabh Pant. Pujara lost his wicket after reaching his half-century, scoring 50 off 176 balls. After registering the wickets of Pant and Pujara, the hosts found it easy to get past India’s tailenders, with only Ravindra Jadeja putting up a fight. For Australia, Pat Cummins was on fire, registering four wickets against India. After the Tea break, Indian bowlers will be aiming to put in a strong display against the home side.
Earlier, the Sydney Cricket Ground turned completely pink on Saturday to celebrate Jane McGrath Day just before the start of play on Day 3 of the third Test between Australia and India.
Traditionally Ladies’ Day, Day 3 of the Pink Test has been renamed Jane McGrath Day and is celebrated with the entire SCG turning pink each year in honour of Jane, raising money for the Foundation. This year marks the 13th year of the Pink Test.
Players from both teams participated on the occasion by placing their signed pink caps into a bowl which will then be auctioned by the McGrath Foundation to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness and for the McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia.