Live: Australia vs New Zealand Third Test at the SCG
Aussie star Steve Smith could only giggle as the SCG crowd openly mocked him after breaking David Boon’s undesirable 1991 Test record.
Live Updates: Australia face New Zealand in the third Test encounter in Sydney with the hosts leading 2-0 in the three-match series. Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and opted to bat first.New Zealand’s hopes of salvaging something from a disappointing tour of Australia were rocked by illness ahead of the Third Test in Sydney.
Teams – Australia: David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c/wk), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon
New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Will Somerville, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner
IN: Raval, Henry, Astle, Somerville, Phillips (on debut)
OUT: Williamson, Nicholls, Santner, Southee, Boult
Captain Kane Williamson, batsman Henry Nicholls and spinner Mitchell Santner were ruled out on Friday morning in devastating news for the visitors’ chances of securing a breakthrough win after losing in Perth and Melbourne.
While Colin de Grandhomme was able to dismiss Joe Burns early, Australia still reached lunch at 1/95 having already batted through the toughest batting conditions expected for the next few days of the Test.
The home side fought to 2/182 heading into the final session of play.