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Second Test: Australia take 97-run 1st innings lead

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Brisbane, Dec 19:

Magnificent century by captain Steven Smith and quick-fire half centuries by Mitchell Johnson (88) and Mitchell Starc (52) helped Australia take a vital first innings lead of 97 runs against India on the third day of the Second Test here today.

(courtesy:www.independent.ie)
(courtesy:www.independent.ie)

Resuming their innings at 351 for 6, Australia piled up runs as Smith and Johnson put up 151-run partnership.

Starc played a cameo innings of 52 runs while fast bowler Josh Hazlewood remained not out on 32.

The Austalian innings folded at 505 at the post-tea session.

Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav bagged three wickets each while Varun Aaron and R Ashwin took two wickets each.