January 5, 2017 / 12:24 AM / in 10 months

Rain washes out first session on third day in Sydney

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Persistent rain prevented any play before lunch on the third day of the third and final test between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

Cricket - Australia v Pakistan - Third Test cricket match - Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia - 5/1/17 A member of the ground staff runs to adjust a cover over the pitch as rain falls and play is delayed. REUTERS/David Gray

Pakistan were set to resume their first innings on 126-2 in reply to Australia’s 538-8 declared. Australia lead the series 2-0.

Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Peter Rutherford

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