Australia pacer James Pattinson struck thrice to leave India tottering at 72 for four at lunch on the opening day of the second Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

 

India, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, made a disastrous start in the very first over when opener Gautam Gambhir fell to Pattinson on the third ball of the day, for a duck.

 

Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag tried to stabilise the Indian innings with their 30-run stand for the second wicket, but their resistance was ended by Peter Siddle, who had Dravid caught by Ed Cowan at forward short leg for five.