Michael Clarke resumed the day on an unbeaten at 60 © Getty Images
Michael Clarke scored his 28th ODI fifty © Getty Images

Dec 10, 2014

Michael Clarke reached a landmark of having scored 2000 Test runs against on Day Two of the first Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval.

Earlier, Steven Smith scored his fifth century. Resuming his innings on 78, Smith started the day with a boundary through point, and continued on his way after that. Earlier, Michael Clarke came out to resume his innings on an unbeaten 60. Clarke had retired hurt on Day One due to his poor back, and seemed like he might have to be ruled out of the match.

Earlier on Day One, David Warner’s superb 145 put Australia in a strong position, along with contributions from the rest of the middle order. Throughout the day, there were a number of emotional gestures toward the heavens in memory of Phillip Hughes from the Australian batsmen. They finished the day at a good score of 354 for six, though a few quick wickets at the death by the Indian bowlers evened the odds slightly.

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