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Australia end day on a high

With a lead of 36 runs, the Indian batting will be looking to add to their lead and put pressure on the Aussies.Spl: Big Game Hunting | Full ScoreCard | See pics

cricket Updated: Nov 02, 2008 12:33 IST

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson, went on to add to Australia's score. Both the batsmen were cautious in their approach, not to give away their wicket. Ishant Sharma also gave them a helping hand as he dropped Shane Watson, on the bowling of Amit Mishra.

The Australians were now looking to get as closer to avoid the follow on. They were 369/4.

Virender Sehwag got his fourth wicket as he dismissed Shane Watson. The Australian all-rounder was bowled round his legs as the ball spun exceedingly. Australia were 399/5.

Anil Kumble, finally got his first wicket of the series as he dismissed Brad Haddin. After 85 overs,Kumble got his man as Haddin failed to read the wrong one from the Indian skipper and was neatly stumped by MS Dhoni. Australia were 426/6.

Michael Clarke kept the Australian ship going as he scored freely. Clarke looked comfortable in the middle as he handled the spinners with a lot of intelligence. Using his feet against the spin attack, Clarke was in complete control as he inched closer towards a century. Australia were 508/6.

Virender Sehwag completed his first five wicket haul in Test Cricket as he dismissed Cameroon White to make Australia six down. White, who went for an ambitious slog sweep, got an inside edge and the ball went onto rattle his stumps. Australia were 537/7.

Clarke on the other hand completed his second Test hundred in India as the Australian vice-captian continued to hold the Aussie innings together.

Post tea, Clarke and Lee continued to add to the score as the pair started to form another partnership. Lee, was then caught in front as he went for a sweep shot. Australia lost their eight wicket. They were 555/8.

Michael Clarke was finally dismissed as he went for a big one, to increase the run rate. Mitchell Johnson then continued some fireworks, as he was too dismissed going for a big one and Australia were bowled out for 577. India have a lead of 36 runs.

The Indian team got an early setback as Virender Sehwag was dismissed by Brett Lee.. The Indian opener got an inside edge onto the stumps to give Australia a much important early breakthrough. India were 34/1 with a lead of 70.

The new man in was nightwatchman Ishant Sharma. The stratergy backfired as Sharma scooped a sharp bouncer for an easy catch at short extra cover to give Australia its second wicket. India were 34/2.

The Indians would be looking to score a formidable lead as they head into the final day. Australia on the other hand would be looking to pick some more wickets and apply pressure on the Indians. India were 43/2 with a lead of 79 runs.