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.


Big Tesla questions loom after Musk reveals Saudi link

Big Tesla questions loom after Musk reveals Saudi link

Musk plans to buy Tesla from any existing shareholders.

Toyota Prado can ditch boot spare tyre for the city slicker

Toyota Prado can ditch boot spare tyre for the city slicker

Full-size Toyota Prado spare gets the heave-ho.

Truck driver pinned under prime mover for two hours

Truck driver pinned under prime mover for two hours

The incident occurred about 5.20pm

Local Partners