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Australia 494/7 at tea against South Africa on Day 2 of 3rd Test; Michael Clarke stands tall for visitors

Michael Clarke held fort for Australia and was unbeaten on 161 © Getty Images
Michael Clarke held fort for Australia and was unbeaten on 161 © Getty Images

Mar 2 , 2014

Australia were 494 for seven against the clueless South Africans after rain stopped play in Newlands for the teams to head in for an early tea break. Michael Clarke is still going strong and is unbeaten on 161 with Ryan Harris for company.

Shane Watson started the second session of the day in a murderous mood, smashing hapless Dean Elgar for a six and a four in the very first over. The onslaught continued and the spectators bore witness to a rain of sixes from the beefy Australian.

The Australian all-rounder smashed some huge sixes and was looking good for more before skiing the ball to long off to the safe hands of Hashim Amla off the bowling of JP Duminy.

Michael Clarke took off from where he left before lunch and was looking far more comfortable than his shaky start earlier in the day, where he was stuck at 99 for a whopping 24 deliveries.

South Africans bowling was made to look ordinary and even the impressive Morne Morkel, who had floored Clarke a few times on day one was counterattacked by some stunning shots of Steven Smith’s blade before  he was dismissed a little  before lunch.

Clarke had an impregnable aura around him after lunch and but had decided to get stuck in and get to yet another double hundred.

The only hope for South Africa was Australian batsmen holding out in the deep and their prayers were answered after Brad Haddin smashed it to cover and Mitchell Johnson was caught by AB de Villiers down the leg side. JP Duminy was on a hat-trick and rain stopped play.

Brief scores:

Australia 494 for 7 (David Warner 135, Michael Clarke 161*, Steven Smith 84; JP Duminy 4 for 73) vs South Africa.

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