David Warner flops on return as rain disrupts third Test

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Will Pucovski made a brilliant begin to his Test profession however David Warner’s return was a humid squib as Australia reached lunch on 21 for one after a rain-disrupted opening session of the third check in opposition to India on Thursday.

With an engrossing four-match sequence neatly poised at 1-1 after the primary two contests in Adelaide and Melbourne, it was a disappointing begin to a much-anticipated match with solely seven overs being accomplished earlier than the rain descended.

Australia received the toss and elected to bat however Warner, who had missed the primary two assessments with a groin damage, confronted simply eight balls earlier than pushing at a Mohammed Siraj supply and being caught within the slips with simply 5 runs to his identify.

Pucovski, who acquired his ‘baggy green’ cap earlier than the beginning of play, had scored 14 and can resume with Marnus Labuschagne (2 not out) when the moist climate relents.

India additionally recalled an skilled batsman to the highest of their order in Rohit Sharma and handed a check debut to seamer Navdeep Saini.

After a second outbreak of COVID-19 in Sydney, the match was being performed in entrance of a diminished attendance of round 10,000 followers with the sporting of masks obligatory for followers besides when they’re consuming or ingesting.

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