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FACTBOX-Cricket-Australia v India, third test

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Jan 5 (Reuters) – Factbox on the third test between Australia and India, which begins on Thursday:

WHEN?

Jan. 7-11 (1030 a.m. local/2330 GMT)

WHERE?

Sydney Cricket Ground (10,000 restricted capacity)

MATCH OFFICIALS (all Australian)

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford, Rod Tucker

Third umpire: Paul Reiffel

Match referee: David Boon

AUSTRALIA

World ranking: 1

Coach: Justin Langer

Captain: Tim Paine

Team (likely): Will Pucovski, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon.

INDIA

World ranking: 3

Coach: Ravi Shastri

Captain: Ajinkya Rahane

Team (likely): Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

PREVIOUS SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND TESTS

1947 – Match drawn

1968 – Australia won by 144 runs

1978 – India won by an innings and two runs

1981 – Australia won by an innings and four runs

1986 – Match drawn

1992 – Match drawn

2000 – Australia won by an innings and 141 runs

2004 – Match drawn

2008 – Australia won by 122 runs

2012 – Australia won by an innings and 68 runs

2015 – Match drawn

2019 – Match drawn

RESULTS

First test (Adelaide): Australia won by eight wickets

Second test (Melbourne): India won by eight wickets

REMAINING FIXTURES

Jan. 15-19 Fourth test at the Gabba, Brisbane (1000 a.m. local/0000 GMT)

Compiled by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru. Editing by Mark Potter

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