Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 1: Matt Renshaw’s maiden test ton helps Australia dominate day 1 play

Matt Renshaw after completing his career's maiden test century at Sydney, today  (Image credits:
Matt Renshaw after completing his career’s maiden test century at Sydney, today (Image credits:

After losing the first 2 tests of the series, the final test might result no different from others for the visitors as their bowlers seemed completely helpless against Australian batsmen, today at Sydney Cricket Ground as Australia reached a score 365/3 by day 1 stumps.

As Australian batsmen came in to bat, after winning the toss, they seemed fully dominating the match as their explosive opener, David Warner, completed his century within the first session and it came off just 78 balls. As the match entered into the second session, Pakistani bowlers finally got a moment to celebrate when David Warner, who departed at the score of 113(95), got caught out behind the stumps on Wahab Riaz’s bowl, but he had already done enough damage. During the second session, Waab Riaz provided his fellow teammates another moment of joy when he took the wicket of Usman Khawaja who also got caught behind the stumps by Pakistani wicket-keeper, Sarfraz Ahmed.

Australian skipper, Steve Smith, could last on the crease for long either as he too got caught out behind the stumps but on Yasir Shah’s ball. After Steve Smith’s wicket, Australia fully dominated rest of the 3rd session as their opener, Matt Renshaw, crossed the 150-run mark after completing his career’s maiden test century. He’s currently batting unbeaten at a score of 167 along with Peter Handscomb, already contributed to an unbeaten 100+ partnership for the 4th wicket as Handscomb is playing at a score of 40.

For Pakistan, Wahab Riaz took 2 wickets and Yasir Shah managed to take just one wicket.

Paarth Manhas

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