Clarke and Wade rebuild innings

Before the start of the match, the local organisers performed a religious ceremony in the middle and if, like bowlers around the world, they had asked for answers on how to dismiss Michael Clarke, they had no luck. Clarke extended his golden run with another half-century, and with Matthew Wade for company, he once again helped Australia claw their way back after a top-order collapse caused by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Bhuvneshwar had made his debut on a dustbowl in Chennai, the worst sort of surface for a quick bowler. He didn’t even get to bowl in the second innings, and the speculation was that he could make way for Pragyan Ojha in this Test. Not only did he play, his skiddy bowling accounted for three top-order batsmen in the first session in Hyderabad. Those strikes were his first wickets in Test cricket, and the first for an Indian seamer in this series. Australia’s troubles deepened when Phillip Hughes fell in the first session, but Clarke and Wade put the visitors on their way to a competitive total.Read more
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