Australia vs India – 2nd Test – Live Cricket Score and Update – Ponting, Clarke emerge centurion

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Destructive centuries from ensured Australia were in supreme control of the second Test against India, played at the SCG, January 4, 2012.
Punter fell just before the tea interval as got his team their first scalp of Day 2, but Clarke kept on his good work, taking the Aussies to 349, batting on an unbeaten 170 – his highest individual Test score.
The hosts resumed on 116 for 3 after a commanding first day where their pace batteries again ran all over the Men In Blue’s powerful batting line.
It was another imposing performance from the local team, where their experience batters finally came good with impressive knocks against an uninspiring Indian bowling line up.
Apart from, no one asserted any sort of pressure as the hosts easily surpassed the 191 made by the visitors- going at more than 4 runs per over.
Despite both players going neck on neck as far as their triple figures were concerned, it was the skipper, who brought up his ton first, caressing Sharma handsomely through the point and cover region, consequently thumping the air in delight.
Ponting went at lunch on a nervy 97 and while the crowd celebrated an imposing knock from the Kangaroo leader, the biggest cheer of the day arrived with Punter reaching to his first century in almost 2 years.
Fortune favoured him as his scampering for a quick single could easily have spelled dooms day, provided Zaheer Khan had executed his direct hit on target. Nonetheless, his dive saved his blushes and he got up to a standing ovation from the SCG crowd.
Both men kept on clobbering the bowlers as the lead crossed the 100-run mark. By now, the field had been pushed out to all corners as the Aussie pair collected easy runs.
New ball was taken as soon as it was presented to obliged. entered and his first task was to his witness his skipper bettering his previous best Test score of 168 to end the second session on an ultimate high.



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