Debutant Australian opener Will Pucovski hit 50 on his debut match against India at SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground) on Thursday, January 7th. He impressed everyone with 62 off 110 balls, Which helped Australia to post 166 runs at the end of day 1 of India vs Australia 3rd test match. Debutant Navdeep Saini also bagged one wicket on day 1 of his first test match. Due to a wet outfield, the match was disrupted for a long time and only 55 overs could be played.

Who won the toss in India vs Australia 3rd test?

Australian skipper Tim Paine won the toss and finalized to bat first.

Australia Playing XI

David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Will Pucovski, Matthew Wade (wk), Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Nathan Lyon. Debutant Pucovski replaced Burns in the team.

India Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane ©, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, and Navdeep Saini. Saini played in place of injured Umesh Yadav.

How many runs did Australia make on day 1?

Australia made 166 runs with the loss of 2 wickets.

Who scored the most number of runs on India vs Australia 3rd test day 1?

Marnus Labuschagne scored 67* at the end of the day. Pucovski made 62 runs opening the innings, and Steven Smith ended the day with an unbeaten 31 off 64 balls. For the first time in the series, Australia could tackle the Indian bowling lineup exceptionally well. 

Which bowler bagged the most number of wickets on day 1?

Saini and Siraj bagged 1 wicket apiece. Indian bowling struggled to get wickets today, and couldn’t put much pressure on them. 

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