Adelaide Test, Day 2: As it happened

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Adelaide: Australia dominated the proceedings on day two as well as after posting 604, they removed two crucial Indian bastmen quickly.

Here is how the day panned out.

12:36 p.m. Over 21 End of the day’s play. India were 61/2 with Gambhir (30*) and Tendulkar(12*) on crease.

11: 41 a.m Over 7 : Hilfenaus strikes, India lose their second wicket in quick succession. For the ninth time in 11 innings Rahul Dravid was bowled. Hilfenhaus got his first scalp.

11: 32 a.m. Over 6 Peter Siddle held on to a return catch from Sehwag to dismiss the Indian captain early. Sehwag was earlier dropped on 6 but couldn’t make use of the opportunity to depart at 18.

11: 17 a.m. Over 2 : Ed Cowan at mid wicket dropped Sehwag at 6.

11:11 a.m. Over 1: Ryan Harris started the proceedings for Australia and his first bowl was a full toss. Gambhir dispatched it towards point for a boundary.

Declaration

10: 59 a.m. Over 140: Australian captain Michael Clarke declared the innings at 604/7. India had to see through the remaining 21 overs of the day.

Highlights from the second session

10: 15 a.m. Over 150: After the lunch break, Indian bowlers got some quick wickets and looked certain to skittle out the Australian batting before tea. The pair of Brad Haddin and Ryan Harris kept Indians from making any further inroads as they finish at 569/7

9: 36 a.m. Over 140: Peter Siddle failed to read Ashwin’s doosra as he was caught behind after scoring 2 runs.

9: 20 a.m. Over 136: Ricky Ponting finally is out after scoring a brilliant double century. Zaheer Khan pitched one short that was pulled at deep mid wicket where Tendulkar took a good catch to put an end to Ponting’s (221) marathon knock. Fittingly, he received a standing ovation.

9: 07 a.m. Over 134 : Michael Hussey was run out as Gautam Gambhir at silly point stretched his right hand and held on to the ball immediately throwing it back for a direct hit. Hussey who had already set off for a run was short of his crease as he departed cheaply at the score of 25

8: 57 a.m. Over 132: Hussey drove through extra cover for a boundary and Australia have moved past 500-run mark.

8: 55 a.m. Over 132: Ponting dropped again. On this occasion it was Laxman who couldn’t hold on to a simple catch at mid wicket off Ashwin’s bowling.

8: 22 a.m. Over 123: Ricky Ponting gets to his double with a pull towards square leg. This was Ponting’s second double century against India at Adelaide and sixth overall.

8: 14 a.m. Over 120: Bowled! Umesh Yadav’s persistence finally pays off and he gets the prized wicket of Michael Clarke. He departed after putting Australia on top scoring 210 runs.

Highlights from the first session

7: 15 a.m. Over 114 : Michael Clarke completes his double century.

7: 09 a.m. Over 113 : Ponting on 186 hit one straight towards Ishant and the bowler missed the caught and bowl chance.

6:59 a.m. Over 110: A record partnership at Adelaide, Ponting and Clarke were still going strong having added 342 runs.

6: 33 a.m. Over 104 : Australia raced to 400 runs quickly collecting 65 runs in just 14 overs.

6: 23 a.m. Over 102: Yadav’s chest high delivery catches Clarke by surprise but he managed to fend, edging it over gully.

6: 14 a.m. Over 100: Ponting and Clarke complete 300 runs partnership.

6: 03 a.m. Over 98: A flurry of boundaries in the first seven overs lead Indian captain Virender Sehwag to bring Umesh Yadav into the attack replacing Ishant Sharma.

5: 57 a.m. Over 96: Ponting completed 150 runs with a perfect straight drive past non-striker`s end.

5: 54 a.m.Over 96: A short one from Sharma is beautifully pulled by Ponting through midwicket for a boundary. Vintage Ponting at his best!

5: 43 a.m. Over 93: Michael Clarke completed 150 runs with a front foot drive off Zaheer Khan. He raised the bat for his sixth score of over 150 runs and Australia move to 352/3.

5: 36 a.m. Over 92 Ishant Sharma will shared the ball with Zaheer Khan. Three slips in place for Ishant Sharma and Michael Clarke flicks his second delivery for a boundary.

5: 32 a.m. Over 91 Zaheer Khan started the proceedings on Day 2.

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