Play resumed as the sun shone brightly after a four-hour rain interruption on the opening day of the third Test between India and Australia in Sydney on Thursday.
Groundsmen at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) worked relentlessly, including using leaf blowers to go with the super-sopper, to get the surface ready for resumption at 9.30 AM IST.
A total of 57 overs are to be bowled in the remainder of the day. Scheduled close of play has been extended to 1 PM with extra 30 minutes permitted to ensure minimum overs.
Day 1 proceedings
Earlier, young India pacer Mohammed Siraj dismissed the returning David Warner (5) – caught behind by Cheteshwar Pujara at first slip in the fourth over – to leave Australia at 21 for one before the inclement weather stopped play barely seven overs into the first day’s action.