Australia Good Position For SCG Clarke Best Innings 329*


SYDNEY: Australia trailed India by 75 runs afterwards a arresting aperture day of the additional Test in Sydney on Tuesday, with 13 wickets falling to accession the anticipation of addition four-day match.

India were skittled out for 191 off 59.3 overs and the hosts absent three aboriginal wickets afore convalescent to 116 for three at the close.

At stumps, skipper Michael Clarke (47) and above captain Ricky Ponting (44) had adequate the Australian innings with an ceaseless 79-run stand.

Young Australian paceman James Pattinson ripped the affection out of the tourists' busy batting agency with
four wickets afterwards India won the toss.

Skipper M.S. Dhoni top-scored with an best 57 as the tourists fell afar afresh afterwards actuality baffled for 169 in the additional innings of aftermost week's aboriginal Test in Melbourne, which they absent by 122 runs central four days.

Amid the carnage, Sachin Tendulkar, Test cricket's greatest run-scorer, afresh bootless in his afterward of his hundredth all-embracing hundred as he was bowled off an central bend for 41, giving Pattinson his fourth wicket.

Pattinson, 21, arena in alone his fourth Test match, was the arch boner and had abstracts of four for 43 off 14 overs, with wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and short-leg fielder Ed Cowan demography three catches each.

But Australia's innings lurched bound into agitation with the accident of three wickets in nine overs as Zaheer Khan absorptive the draft of his team's afflictive innings.

David Warner was out for eight to Zaheer's sixth ball, airtight up by Tendulkar in the block afterwards a bollix by Laxman.

Shaun Marsh followed for a first-ball avoid on the aboriginal commitment of Zaheer's abutting over and Cowan fell leg afore wicket for 16 to the left-armer.

Clarke and Ponting were award the activity accessible in the final hour, assuming apocalyptic signs of architecture a big first-innings advance on the additional day.

Pattinson beforehand triggered the tourists' accelerate back had Gautam Gambhir out off the third brawl of the match, nudging an outswinger to Clarke at aboriginal blooper for a avoid to abide his poor series.

India accept now gone 10 Test innings afterwards a half-century aperture stand.

Rahul Dravid fell to a bat-pad bolt to Cowan in Peter Siddle's additional over for bristles off 33 balls.

Danger man Virender Sehwag had a "life" on 23 back he was alone by Ponting at additional blooper off Ben Hilfenhaus, but the big-hitter fell to addition baroque Pattinson delivery, nicking to Haddin for 30 off 51 assurance in the 19th over.

Pattinson, bowling with admirable shape, tempted V.V.S. Laxman to bend a drive to Marsh at third blooper for a black two afterwards array of two and one in Melbourne.

It was a attenuate batting abortion for Laxman at the SCG, which statistically is his best advantageous scoring area alfresco of India -- his bristles antecedent Test knocks in Sydney accept produced three hundreds and an boilerplate of 96.20.

His bargain adjournment larboard India disturbing at 59 for four and while Virat Kohli showed some promise, he too fell to a bolt behind, off Siddle for 23.

Ravi Ashwin (20) and Zaheer (0) fell in after assurance in Hilfenhaus's aftermost over afore tea and were followed by Ishant Sharma (0) and Umesh Yadav (0) to mop up India's innings.

Tendulkar, 38, has been abandoned on 99 Test and one-day all-embracing centuries back scoring 111 adjoin South Africa in the World Cup in March.

The Sydney Candid Arena has been one of the "Little Master's" favourite Test grounds, area he averaged an absurd 221.33 and denticulate three of his 51 Test hundreds advancing into this week's Test.

But he afresh bootless to capitalise on a solid start, afterward his chatty 73 in Melbourne.

This is the centenary Test bout at the SCG, which is alone the third arena in Test candid abaft Lord's (123) in London and the Melbourne Candid Arena (104) to date 100 Tests.

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