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First Test: Warner puts Australia to a strong position

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Adelaide, Dec 12:

Opener David Warner put Australia in a position of strength, hitting his second century of the match (102), to end day four of the first Test at 290 for five, ahead by 363 runs, after the hosts bowled out India for 444 at the Adelaide Oval here Friday.

David Warner
David Warner

Warner continued his fine form and dominated the visitors’ attack from the very beginning. Another centurion, Steven Smith was unbeaten on 52 at stumps.

Earlier, off-spinner Nathan Lyon took five wickets conceding 134 runs to give the hosts a 73-run lead.

Scoreboard:

Australia (First Innings): 517/7 declared

India:
Murali Vijay c Haddin b Johnson 53
Shikhar Dhawan b Harris 25
Cheteshwar Pujara b Lyon 73
Virat Kohli c Harris b Johnson 115
Ajinkya Rahane c Watson b Lyon 62
Rohit Sharma c & b Lyon 43
Wriddhiman Saha c Watson b Lyon 25
Karn Sharma b Siddle 4
Mohammed Shami c Watson b Siddle 34
Ishant Sharma c Smith b Lyon 0
Varun Aaron not out 3
Extras (lb 4, w 1, nb 2) 7
Total (all out in 116.4 overs) 444

Fall of wickets 1-30 (Dhawan, 7.4), 2-111 (Vijay, 30.1), 3-192 (Pujara, 49.3), 4-293 (Rahane, 75.2), 5-367 (Kohli, 94.1), 6-399 (Rohit, 107.5), 7-406 (Karn, 110.2), 8-422 (Saha, 113.3), 9-422 (Ishant, 113.5), 10-444 (Mohammed Shami, 116.4)

Bowling:
Mitchell Johnson 22-6-102-2
Ryan Harris 21-6-55-1
Nathan Lyon 36-4-134-5
Peter Siddle 18.4-2-88-2
Mitchell Marsh 11-4-29-0
Shane Watson 5-1-13-0
Steven Smith 3-0-19-0

Australia (second Innings):
Chris Rogers c R Sharma b K Sharma 21
David Warner b K Sharma 102
Shane Watson b Mohammed Shami 33
Michael Clarke c Saha b Aaron 7
Steven Smith batting 52
Mitchell Marsh c Vijay b RG Sharma 40
Brad Haddin batting 14
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 5, nb 9) 21
Total (for five wickets in 69 overs) 290

Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Rogers, 12.1 overs), 2-140 (Watson, 38.5), 3-168 (Clarke, 45.6), 4-213 (Warner, 59.1), 5-266 (Marsh, 64.4)

Bowling:
Mohammed Shami 11-2-42-1
Ishant Sharma 14-3-41-0
Karn Sharma 16-2-95-2
Murali Vijay 6-0-27-0
Varun Aaron 10-0-43-1
Rohit Sharma 12-2-35-1
(IANS)

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