Australia posted a huge first innings score thanks mainly to double tons by both Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke.
Having already scored tons on the first day, Ricky Ponting and skipper Michael Clarke resumed Australian inning on the second day of the last test match of the Border–Gavaskar Trophy, from where they left off on day one.
Ponting and Clarke put on a mammoth 385 run partnership, the highest for any wicket for Australia against India in Tests.
Umesh Yadav finally breaking the partnership right after lunch getting through Michael Clarke’s defence.
Ricky Ponting was then joined by ‘Mr Cricket’ Michael Hussey.
He didn’t last long though, Gautam Gambhir running him out brilliantly at short leg. Australia down to 520/5.
Zaheer Khan then bagged the prize catch of Ricky Ponting.
Ponting pulling a short one from Zaheer straight to Sachin Tendulkar.
Ponting was dismissed for 221, Australia down to 530/6.
Australia lost its seventh wicket when Peter Siddle edged one to Saha off the bowling of Ashwin. Second session on day 2 of the Adelaide test proving to be the best one yet for India.
India started off on the right note with both Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag striking the ball well. Sehwag raced off to 18 from 18 balls before he tamely hit a low full toss back at Peter Siddle.
Ben Hilfenhaus once again exposed chinks in Rahul Dravid’s defence.
Dravid clean bowled for one for the sixth time in the series.
Sachin Tendulkar then joined Gautam Gambhir at the crease. The duo saw off the day’s play successfully but India still trails by a mammoth 543 runs.