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).

 

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 innings an hour after lunch.

 

Clarke became the first cricketer to score a triple century at the SCG, which is hosting its 100th Test match. Clarke was five runs shy of Mark Taylor and Don Bradman's 334.

 

Clarke got his maiden triple century just after lunch with a trademark flick off his pads off Indian pacer Ishant Sharma. Clarke dropped his bat after scoring the run and punched the air in delight earning a standing ovation from the SCG crowd that also included Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.