India were 61 for two in the first innings, in reply to Australia's 604 for seven declared, on the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Adelaide Oval here Wednesday.
Sachin Tendulkar was batting on 12 while Gautam Gambhir was on 30 at the close of the day's play. Ricky Ponting made 221 and Australian captain Michael Clarke scored 210.
Clarke, who had completed his 200 before the end of the morning session at 469 for 3, departed three balls post lunch on 210, ending his 386-run partnership with Ponting, the highest for any wicket in an India-Australia Test.
The fourth wicket stand was also the highest at the Adelaide Oval, surpassing the 341 set by South Africa's Eddie Barlow and Graeme Pollock in 1963-64.
Australia were 569 for seven at tea on day two of the fourth Test against India at the Adelaide Oval here Wednesday.
Brad Haddin and Ryan Harris were at the crease on 21 and 19. Ricky Ponting top-scored for Australia with 221 while captain Michael Clarke made 210.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin added a wicket to his overnight tally of two.
Earlier, Michael Clarke scored his second double hundred of series and shared a record-breaking stand with Ricky Ponting to guide Australia to a position of strength.
Australia, resuming on 335 for three, scored at a rapid pace with captain Clarke unbeaten on 210 and Ricky Ponting another two short of his sixth double hundred in Test cricket. Their unbroken stand for the fourth
Australia were 335 for three at stumps on Day One of the fourth Test against india at the Adelaide Oval here Tuesday.
Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting were batting at 140 and 137 respectively.
Ponting hit his 41st Test century that took him past 13,000 Test runs, the third cricketer after to do so after India's Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, and with the brilliant knock shrugged off speculation of his possible retirement. Ponting was batting on 137, his sixth at the venue, and Clarke was on 140.
Ponting and Clarke dominated two sessions of play with their 251-run fourth wicket stand after Australia were reduced to 84 for three. The stand was the duo's second highest in the series so far after the 288 in the second
India will play Australia in the fourth and final Test match starting in Adelaide on Tuesday. Australia have already won the series 3-0 and David Warner said that the whitewash of India would be Australia's first step towards regaining the No.1 Test spot by 2013
"As Michael Clarke said the other day after the game (in Perth), celebrate your win but at the end of the day we want to try and beat the second team in the world four-nil," said Warner while speaking to reporters in Sydney on Wednesday.
"That's a massive thing for us at the moment. Our goal is to become number one again by the next Ashes in 2013. If we can keep working towards that, our goals will be achieved," he added.
India's disastrous performance in the ongoing Test series against Australia has had an adverse effect on the viewership of cricket in India with fans switching off from the game.
The back to back losses is not only reflecting poorly on the team's rankings but hurting the broadcasters as well. According to a sports viewership tracker, the first two tests played between India and Australia registered an average rating of 1.49 and 1.20 respectively.
India have lost the series 3-0 and worst two of them have been by an innings. The batting has come under intense scrutiny with all the greats failing to stamp their authority in the series.
No Indian batsmen has registered a hundred in this series and none of the matches has
MS Dhoni appreciated Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav’s efforts in an otherwise disappointing series.
"Yes, it is a difficult one. We haven’t performed well throughout the series until now. In this particular [match] I think [David] Warner played really well. He took the bowlers on and that one session took the game away from us. [It would have made a] difference if we would have made runs in the second innings, but we didn’t. The failure of the batting line-up was something that really hurt us. As I said, in the last two Test matches that we have played, when you get out [for less than] 200-odd runs, there is not much for the bowlers [to defend].", he said
On whether India can turn things around and win the fourth Test,
David Warner smashed the one of the fastest Test centuries to cap a dominant opening day for Australia in the third Test against India at Perth.
After an all-seam attack made full use of a fast-paced Waca wicket to bowl out India for 161, Warner unleashed an onslaught of strokeplay to reach his second Test century off just 69 balls. It was the equal fourth-quickest in history and it was secured in typical style when the diminutive left-hander thrashed the debutant Vinay Kumar deep into the crowd over mid-on.
Warner's innings ensured that Australia were well on course for a series-clinching win after finishing the day on 149 for no wicket, just 12 runs behind.
Warner then cut the Indian bowlers apart with an onslaught of
Wannabe Poonam Pandey has shared a new bikini pic on Twitter to inspire team India, who are currently touring Australia. India has already lost the First Test and on the verge of losing the second one at Sydney.
The dusky model, who ruffled few feathers when she promised to strip if India won World Cup last year, is again on her toes to uplift the spirit of Team India as she has posted a hot pictures of hers on Twitter.
“Lets support the Indian cricket team, they need that surely in Aus. Play on India we are all with you.all the best.You are no. 1 dont forget(sic)”, she wrote on the micro blogging site, Twitter.
The model is all set to inspire the players with her bikini act. Clad in a black bikini giving a peep into
India were 114 for two in the second innings, trailing Australia by 354 runs, at stumps on the third day of the second cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Thursday.
Gautam Gambhir was batting on 69 and Sachin Tendulkar on eight at the close. Australia declared their innings at 659 for four with skipper Michael Clarke unbeaten on a landmark 329.
India lost opening batsman Virender Sehwag early and Rahul Dravid just before the close of play.
Australia, resuming at overnight 482/4, declared their first innings at 659/4 with skipper Michael Clarke unbeaten on 329; Mike Hussey became the third centurion of the innings with 150 not out. Clarke and Hussey stitched a 334-run stand as Australia declared their
India lost opening batsman Virender Sehwag early and were 53 for one in the second innings, trailing Australia by 415 runs, at tea on the third day of the second cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Thursday.
Gautam Gambhir was unbeaten on 39 with Rahul Dravid on seven as India are struggling to save the Test match after Australia took a massive 468 runs first innings lead. India were shot out for 191 runs in the first innings.
Australia, resuming at overnight 482/4, declared their first innings at 659/4 with skipper Michael Clarke unbeaten on 329; Mike Hussey became the third centurion of the innings with 150 not out. Clarke and Hussey stitched a 334-run stand as Australia declared their innings an hour
After Australia stretched their lead to a mammoth 291 to bat India almost out of the game in the second Test, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin agreed that his side will now have to play a catch-up game.
"It's going to be a catch-up game from now on. We will have to dig deep and bat long. One or two person will have to stand up and try to turn things around from now on," said a visibly frustrated Ashwin.
"But if you need to turn it around, you need players to stand up and make themselves counted. It has to come from within. You can't really sit together. It's all fine when you sit together and give all those speeches. Those speeches are very good to watch on TV. It has to come from within. You have to deliver out there,"
Australia were 116 for three in the first innings, in reply to India's 191 all out, at stumps on the first day of the second cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Tuesday.
Australian captain Michael Clarke was batting on 47 and Ricky Ponting on 44 at close.
Earlier, India were bowled out for 191 runs in the first innings against Australia shortly after tea on the first day of the second cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Tuesday.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the top scorer with an unbeaten 57 while Sachin Tendulkar made 41. Fast bowler James Pattinson picked up four for 43 while Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus bagged three wickets each.