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Live Cricket Score India vs Australia first Test match: Australia reach 170/3 at tea

Live Cricket Score India vs Australia first Test match: Australia reach 170/3 at tea

Ed Cowan remained not out on 58 at tea on the first day © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Melbourne: Dec 26, 2011

 

Umesh Yadav broke a 113-run stand between Ricky Ponting and Ed Cowan, dismissing the former Aussie skipper for 62 just before tea, as Australia reached 170 for three on the opening day of the first Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

 

Resuming their innings at 68 for two after a long delay due to rain, both Ponting and Cowan and scored at a brisk rate and added 113 runs for the third wicket, putting their side in command.

 

After making a nervous start in the morning, the former Australian skipper gained confidence and played his trademark strokes off Indian bowlers to complete his third half-century in last seven Tests. Ponting hit six boundaries for his knock of 62, which came from 94 balls.

 

His innings came to an end when Umesh Yadav had him caught at the second slip by VVS Laxman at the stroke of tea.

 

On the other hand, left-handed debutant batsman Cowan, who had reached 14 not out off 61 balls at lunch, grew in confidence and completed his maiden Test half-century with the help of boundaries.

 

Earlier, Australia captain Michael Clarke had won the toss and elected to bat first on the green-top wicket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

 

Brief Scores: Australia 170 for 3 (Ricky Ponting 62, Ed Cowan 58*, David Warner 37; Umesh Yadav 3 for 66) vs India


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