David Warner celebrating a century.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27: David Warner of Australia celebrates his century during day two of the Second Test match in the series between Australia and South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Australia will look to make it a clean sweep of Pakistan in the first Test of 2024 as the two sides head to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the third and final match of the series.

The third Test gets underway on Wednesday, January 3, with the first ball scheduled for 10:30am (AEDT). The match will run on consecutive days until Sunday, January 7 if it goes full distance.

Australia have recorded resounding wins in the first two Tests, although were pushed by the tourists during the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

How to watch the third Test on TV

Under current agreements between Cricket Australia and broadcast networks, Fox Sports and Channel 7 simulcast the telecast of all home Test cricket.

Fox Sports - who will broadcast the game through Foxtel Channel 501 - will commence their coverage from 9am (AEDT). That is 90 minutes prior to the first ball.

To watch the coverage on Fox Sports, you will need a valid Foxtel subscription with the sports package.

Channel 7, which is a free to air channel, will commence their coverage from 9:30am (AEDT). Some states and territories may need to tune into either 7Two or 7Mate to catch the coverage due to other programming being scheduled on Channel 7.

All Sport suggests you check your local electronic guides for confirmation.

How to watch the third Test online

The first Test will also be live streamed by each broadcaster's digital offering.

For the Fox Sports coverage, you can tune into the Foxtel App if you already have a TV subscription to Foxtel, while those without a TV subscription can sign up for Kayo Sports.

Channel 7 will live stream their coverage through 7Plus which is free to use with a valid email address.


Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Steve Smith, Mitch Starc, David Warner

Shan Masood (c), Aamer Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Khurram Shahzad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Nauman Ali, Saim Ayub, Salman Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi

Hours of play

AEDT (New South Wales/Victoria/Tasmania/Australian Capital Territory)
First session: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:10pm
Second session: 1:10pm - 3:10pm
Tea: 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Third session: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

ACDT (South Australia)
First session: 10am - 12pm
Lunch: 12pm - 12:40pm
Second session: 12:40pm - 2:40pm
Tea: 2:40pm - 3pm
Third session: 3pm - 5pm

AEST (Queensland)
First session: 9:30am - 11:30am
Lunch: 11:30am - 12:10pm
Second session: 12:10pm - 2:10pm
Tea: 2:10pm - 2:30pm
Third session: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

ACST (Northern Territory)
First session: 9am - 11am
Lunch: 11am - 11:40am
Second session: 11:40am - 1:40pm
Tea: 1:40pm - 2pm
Third session: 2pm - 4pm

AWST (Western Australia)
First session: 7:30am - 9:30am
Lunch: 9:30am - 10:10am
Second session: 10:10am - 12:10pm
Tea: 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Third session: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

PST (Pakistan)
First session: 4:30am - 6:30am
Lunch: 6:30am - 7:10am
Second session: 7:10am - 9:10am
Tea: 9:10am - 9:30am
Third session: 9:30am - 11:30am

Play may be extended due to slow over rates or weather. All times subject to change.

Match officials

On-field umpires: Richard Illingworth (England) and Michael Gough (England)
Third umpire: Joel Wilson (West Indies)
Fourth umpire: Claire Polosak (Australia)
Match referee: Javagal Srinath (India)