Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 3rd Test at Sydney, Day 1

Hosts Australia take on visitors West Indies on Day 1 of the third and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. Australia have already won the series 2-0 as they move into the third Test with nothing to lose. However, they would aim for a perfect finish as they look to win this tie as well and register a clean sweep, thus white-washing the Caribbeans. However, West Indies would be in a desperate attempt to save themselves from suffering another loss in a row and would in to win this tie in order to finish the series on a high, as they are well caable of doing so with match-winners in their side. Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 3rd Test at Sydney

Australia has every reason to be in a relaxed state of mind ahead of the New Year’s Test at Sydney, having breezed through the first two games at Hobart and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) respectively. Australia had earlier named their team for the third Test, with O’Keefe replacing Siddle, who had questions over his fitness after the second game. O’Keefe’s only Test was against Pakistan in the 2014-15 tour of the UAE. The 31-year-old Malaysia-born left-arm spinner has been in good form in the ongoing Sheffield Shield tournament, where he has taken 17 wickets so far at an average of 24.64. Live Cricket Updates: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 3rd Test at Sydney, Day 1

The final Test will see the Australians opt for two spinners, with Stephen O’Keefe set to feature in his second Test in place of Peter Siddle, on a turning track at the SCG, although both sides will be praying for the match to happen uninterrupted as forecasts of rain have been doing the rounds of late. PREVIEW: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 3rd Test at Sydney