Sydney: Live cricket score and live updates from Day 1 of the third Test match between Australia and Pakistan being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. David Warner’s century (113) put the hosts in driver’s seat against Misbah-ul-Haq and his men.
Over 55 | Score 219/2 | (Renshaw 82*, Smith 8*)
Khawaja became Riaz’s second victim as the left-hander was caught behind the wickets. The two breakthroughs have provided some respite to Pakistan, after the 151-run opening stand between Warner and Renshaw. Renshaw is playing a fine innings and he is just 18 runs away from a much-deserved century. Steve Smith is the new man in and his company will only help Renshaw in reaching three figures.
UT Khawaja c Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 13 (40b)
Over 45 | Score 192/1 | (Renshaw 69*, Khawaja 8*)
Wahab Riaz got the much-needed breakthrough when he dismissed the dangerous Warner in the 33rd over. Warner was looking to work a full ball towards third man, but was beaten for extra pace as Sarfaraz took an easy catch. Fantastic innings from the diminutive left-hander. The wicket also ended the 151-run partnership for the opening wicket. Usman Khawaja is the next man in.
DA Warner c Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 113 (95b)
Over 30 | Score 141/0 | (Warner 108*, Renshaw 32*)
Warner became the only fifth batsman in the history of Test cricket to complete a century before lunch on the opening day of a Test match. While Renshaw is batting on 32, Warner is looking in a brutal mood today. Misbah needs one of his bowlers to dismiss the left-hander to shift the momentum.
Over 15 | Score 77/0 | (Warner 66*, Renshaw 10*)
Warner has looked in prolific form so far. The swashbuckling left-hander has possibly forgotten that he is playing a five-day format, as he is scoring boundaries at will. Expectedly, Renshaw has been quiet with his partner in such sublime form. Warner has raced to 66 runs off just 51 balls, much to the delight of the crowd.
Over 5 | Score 28/0 | (Warner 26*, Renshaw 1*)
David Warner and Matt Renshaw, Australia’s two openers, have got their team off to a quick start. Warner, in particular, has looked very positive as 26 runs have come from his bat so far. Mohammad Amir and Imran Khan have failed to make any sort of impact so far.
TOSS: Steve Smith has won the toss and he has decided to bat first.
Source: Zee News