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India v Australia, 1st Test, Day 2: the key passages of play

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Feb 23, 2013 at 03:23pm IST

Chennai: A look back at the crucial passages of play during day two between India and Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

R Ashwin bagged a career-best 7 for 103 as Australia were bowled out for 380 in an extended morning session on day two, but not before Australia had added another 64 runs to the overnight total. The wickets of Michael Clarke (130) and Peter Siddle (19) late in the morning session gave India some room to breathe, but were kept in the field longer than they would have expected following some dogged resistance from Australia's tail.

Sachin Tendulkar and Cheteshwar Pujara then steadied the home team after James Pattinson saw off the openers inside the first six overs. The pair was joined at the precarious position of 12 for 2 and combined for a solid partnership of 72 which took India to 84 for 2 at tea on day two in reply to Australia's 380.

1st Test, Day 2: the key passages of play

Michael Clarke received a life on 128 when Cheteshwar Pujara spilled a catch at silly point off Ravindra Jadeja. (BCCI)

Here are the key moments of a day that fluctuated.


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