Captain Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting struck sparkling centuries with a big run stand between them against an ineffective Indian bowling attack as Australia seized control of the second cricket Test on the second day here today.
Australian captain Michael Clarke.Pic/Suresh K.K.
Clarke was batting on 170 and Mike Hussey eight as Australia stretched their first innings lead to 158 runs after two sessions of play. Ponting made 134, his first Test century after two years.
India 1st innings: 191 all out
Australia 1st innings (overnight 116/3):
David Warner c Tendulkar b Khan 8
Ed Cowan lbw Khan 16
Shaun Marsh c Laxman b Khan 0
Ricky Ponting c Tendulkar b Sharma 134
Michael Clarke batting 170
Mike Hussey batting 8
Extras: (lb 9, w 2, nb 2) 13
Total: (for four wickets in 87 overs) 349
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Warner, 0.6 overs), 2-8 (Shaun Marsh, 2.1), 3-37 (Cowan, 8.5), 4-325 (Ponting, 83.4)
Zaheer Khan 20-4-68-3
Umesh Yadav 15-2-78-0
Ishant Sharma 18-0-82-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 20-3-73-0
Virender Sehwag 6-1-16-0
Virat Kohli 8-0-23-0