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Australia set a mammoth 500-run target for India in Adelaide Test

Australia set a mammoth 500-run target for India in Adelaide Test

Ricky Ponting remained unbeaten on 60 off 96 balls © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Adelaide: Jan 27, 2012

 

Australia set a huge target of 500 runs for India to win in their fourth and final Test at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. Ricky Ponting scored an unbeaten 60 as Australia declared their second innings at 167 for five. 

 

Skipper Michael Clarke declared Australia’s second innings shortly after lunch, after Ponting and Haddin resumed at 154 for five.

 

Ponting’s good run with the bat continued as he hit five boundaries and faced 96 deliveries for his unbeaten knock of 11. Haddin remained unbeaten on 11 off 26 deliveries with the help of two boundaries.

 

Australia made a steady start on the fourth day morning resuming their innings at 50 for three, as Clarke and Ponting added a further 61 runs for the third wicket to consolidate their position. Together, the added 71 runs for the third wicket. 

 

Clarke, who scored a brilliant double hundred in the first innings, was given out by umpire Kumar Dharmasena off Umesh Yadav for 37.

 

Michael Hussey fell to Ishant Sharma for 15, when he was trapped by the lanky pacer in front of the wickets.

 

Brief Scores: Australia 604 for 7 dec (Ricky Ponting 221, Michael Clarke 210, Brad Haddin 42*; Ravichandran Ashwin 3 for 194) & 167 for 5 dec (Ricky Ponting 60*, Michael Clarke 37; R Ashwin 2 for 73) lead India 272 all-out (Virat Kohli 116, Wriddhiman Saha 35, Gautam Gambhir 34;  Peter Siddle 5 for 43, Ben Hilfenhaus 3 for 62) by 499 runs. 

 

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