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India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 5 Preview: Border Gavaskar Trophy

by  Neel Ashar  •  Last updated on 2021-01-10 15:26:27

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Australia is in complete control of the 3rd Test match after setting India a target of 407 to win. Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Cameron Green all scored in excess of 70 to give Australia a healthy lead of 406. They declared with 6 wickets down. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill brought about the highest opening stand of the series worth 71 before Gill nicked a Hazlewood ripsnorter to Paine and Rohit hooked a Cummins bumper to Starc at deep fine-leg. Rahane and Pujara are at the crease. Can they save India?

Match Preview

Venue: The Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Date: 7-11 January 2021

Time: 5:00 A.M. IST

The Pitch Report

The pitch is expected to be slow and placid at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. While there will be a grass covering on the pitch, expect the pitch to be slow and low as the game progresses. Batsmen can hit through the line at the SCG and need to respect good balls if they are to score a truckload of runs. 

Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to be pleasant in Sydney. There is a 29 per cent chance for rain. Temperatures will soar as high as 30 Degrees and dip as low as 18 Degree Celsius. The relative humidity is predicted to be 54 per cent. Also, winds will blow from the North-East direction to the South-West at a maximum speed of 21 kilometres per hour. 

Match XIs

India: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara. Ajinkya Rahane (c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj

Australia: David Warner, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c and wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood