Clarke, Smith score ton as Oz amass 517-7 on day 2 of first Test against India

Michael Clarke Steven SmithSydney, Dec 10 : Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke added another ton to his Test figures as he contributed 128 runs to his side's massive total of 517 at the end of the second day of the first Test against India.

The ongoing Test between India and Australia was interrupted thrice due to wet conditions at the Adelaide Oval on the second day when the hosts resumed batting on 354-6 from their previous day's score.

Skipper Clarke fired 128 runs before he was caught by Cheteshwar Pujara off pace bowler Ishant Sharma's delivery.

All-rounder Steven Smith also knocked a century and remained unbeaten on 162 and will resume batting on Thursday with Mitchell Johnson.

The first Test had been rescheduled to start on Tuesday on the backdrop of Phillip Hughes' passing after the batsman was hit in the neck last month by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG.

The Test started in emotional conditions on Tuesday and opener David Warner fired 145 runs off 163 deliveries on the first day and contribute his knock to Hughes after being dismissed.

The Australians have amassed 517 runs for the loss of seven wickets and will resume batting on the start of day three at the Adelaide Oval to further add to their massive score. (ANI)




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