Australia vs India- First Test Day 4: David Warner’s twin-ton sets a tantalizing final day

Sidharth Gulati / 12 December 2014

David Warner continued his dream run in 2014 as he notched up the second century of the match and set it up for an exciting finish. This was Warner’s 8th century in last 11 Tests and his century in the second innings also made him the 5th man ever to score twin centuries in a Test twice in a year.

In the third session of the fourth day, Warner led the Australian attack alongwith with the stylish Steven Smith before getting out to Karn Sharma. He scored 102 off 166 balls. In came-in Mitchell Marsh and he too continued the attack as he smashed the leggie Karn Sharma of 24 runs in an over. Marsh scored a quick-fire 40 before falling to Rohit Sharma. Steven Smith also played his part to the best as he scored 52 off 64 balls. 

Australia ended the day on 290/5 with a lead of 363 runs and it looks most likely that Australia will declare overnight and India will have to bat really well to prevent another overseas loss. 

Read the Lunch and the Tea Report here

 

Scorecard:

Australia (Ist Innings): 517-7 decl. (Steve Smith 162*, David Warner 14, Shami Ahmed 2-120).

India (Ist Innings): 444 (Virat Kohli 115, Cheteshwar Pujara 73, Nathan Lyon 5-134).

Australia (2nd Innings):

 

Batsmen

Dismissal

Runs

Balls

4s

6s

Chris Rogers

c Rohit b Karn

21

45

2

0

David Warner

b Karn

102

166

11

1

Shane Watson

b Shami

33

86

4

1

Michael Clarke

c Saha b Aaron

7

20

1

0

Steve Smith

not out

51

61

5

0

Mitchell Marsh

c Vijay b Rohit

40

26

4

3

Brad Haddin

not out

7

12

1

0

Extras:

(b 1, lb 6, w 5, nb 9)

21

 

 

 

Total:

68 overs

282-5

 

Indian Bowling (2nd Innings):

 

 

Bowling

Overs

Maidens

Runs

Wickets

Economy

Mohammed Shami

11

2

42

1

3.81

Ishant Sharma

13

3

39

0

3.00

Karn Sharma

16

2

95

2

5.93

Murali Vijay

6

0

27

0

4.50

Rohit Sharma

12

2

35

1

2.91

Varun Aaron

10

0

43

1

4.30

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