Captain Steven Smith continued his dream run by notching up his fourth century of the series as Australia piled up a mammoth 572 for seven declared to put themselves firmly in the driver's seat in the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Wendesday.
Batting great Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday felt India squandered another opportunity to be in a commanding position after being bowled out for 408 on day two of the second cricket Test against Australia in Brisbane today.
Joining a select group that was last represented more than a decade ago, two brothers will play alongside each other in the same Australia test side after Shaun and Mitchell Marsh were named to face India on Tuesday.
Injured skipper Michael Clarke has backed Brad Haddin as Australia cricket captain for the remainder of the Test series against India saying he is confident that the wicket-keeper batsman will get all the support from the team to do a "wonderful" job.
Former Australian batsman and current national selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at Cricket Australia's decision to force an early selection of the squad for the first cricket Test against India, believing that the move was prompted by "marketing purposes".