Michael Clarke of Australia hugs team mate Michael Hussey at the close of play during day two of the Second Test Match between Australia and India.
Michael Clarke of Australia hugs team mate Michael Hussey at the close of play during day two of the Second Test Match between Australia and India. Getty Images

Clarke scores double century

JUST like Kolkata did for Australia more than a decade ago, today's play is going to haunt the Indians for a long time yet.

This was supposed to be the series India finally ended their drought in Australia.

At long last, the daunting figures of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer and Adam Gilchrist had disappeared from the Australian dressing room, but it was the same old sorry story for MS Dhoni and his men.

In one of the most energy and confidence-sapping days the Indians have endured on Australian soil, Ricky Ponting, with his first hundred in two years, hammered the nail into the coffin and Michael Clarke, with a career-best 251 not out, buried it.

The Australian skipper and his predeccesor, as well as Michael Hussey (55 n.o), piled on 366 runs for the loss of just one wicket to leave Australia at 4-482, a lead of 291 runs.

Read more on the Brisbane Times.


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