Marnus Labuschagne posted an unbeaten 67 and shared partnerships of 100 with Will Pucovski and 60 with Steve Smith to help Australia reach 166-2 at stumps after a rain-interrupted opening day of the third Test against India.
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Australia won the toss and elected to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground, giving Pucovski an immediate taste of Test cricket as the 22-year-old opener started the innings with veteran David Warner.
Warner lasted only eight balls and scored five runs on his comeback from injury before he chased a full and wide ball from Mohammed Siraj and was caught at first slip with the total at 6.
Pucovski continued with Labuschagne and looked at times assured in his Test debut and at times lucky to still be at the crease. He had three reprieves on his way to 50, a…