Sydney: Australia scored 17 runs for the loss of 2 wickets on the first day of the rain-interrupted Sydney Test. The home team happily finished the game due to easy pitches and missed catches. It was only through the half-century of Marnes Labussen and debutant Will Pakski that Australia scored 300 runs per over in the series for the first time and showed confidence in scoring 300 runs for the first time. Steve Smith is also unbeaten on 31 for his poor form, leaving Australia batting weak in Sydney. Due to the rain, 55 overs were made possible on the first day. Despite cloudy weather forecasts, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first on Thursday morning. Unsuccessful Joe Burns, Travis Head, were dropped from the squad, while David Warner and Will Pakski were included. Australia changed the starting pair. Newcomer Will Pakski began the shift with veteran David Warner. Enthusiastic Mohammad Siraj from the first over threw both of them into the abyss and hunted Warner as a reward. Warner, who did not play in the first two Tests due to injury, was caught by Pujara with just five runs. For the first time in the last four years and the last 25 innings in the domestic environment, Warner was out for less than 10 runs.