As It Happened - India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 1 at Sydney

Updated: 06 January 2015 23:30 IST

Live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary from the first day of the fourth Test match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney on Tuesday.

As It Happened - India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 1 at Sydney
Warner was in an aggressive mood right from the start. © AP

David Warner scored a century and shared a 200-run opening stand with Chris Rogers as Australia blunted the Indian bowling attack Tuesday on the first day of the fourth Test. Catch all the highlights of the match here: Scorecard

An emotional Warner smashed 101, a tribute to late teammate Phillip Hughes, and Rogers added an eventful 96 as the openers went on the attack after captain Steve Smith won the toss and chose to bat first at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India received no respite later in the day as Smith and Shane Watson combined for a 144-run partnership to guide Australia to 348-2 in the final session, with the skipper continuing his good series form with an effortless 82 not out, including 10 boundaries.

At stumps, Shane Watson was unbeaten on 61, his highest score of the series.

Live Score: India vs Australia updates

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Indian batsmen have a huge task at hands. Let's see how many wickets can Australia take by the end of the day. We'll be back shortly with India's innings.

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Australia have posted a massive first innings total on the board. It was a good team performance! All of their batsmen contributed with the bat. 4 batsmen scored half centuries and 2 of them got good centuries. It was a Good cameo Harris at the end of the innings. For India, Shami was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 5 wickets.

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Mohammed Shami to Ryan Harris

OUT! Caught by Ashwin! Short ball on middle, Harris has pulled this one straight into the hands of Ashwin at deep square leg. A good cameo by Ryan Harris comes to an end. Second 5-wicket haul for Mohammed Shami! AUSTRALIA DECLARE ON 572-7!

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Mohammed Shami to Ryan Harris

Wide! A overhead wide bowled by Shami here!

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Mohammed Shami to Ryan Harris

Length ball outside off, Harris has smashed this one to long off for two runs.

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Mohammed Shami to Ryan Harris

FOUR! Whacked down the ground! A full length ball on middle and leg, Harris has clobbered this one straight down the ground for one more boundary.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ryan Harris

Length ball outside off, Harris has pushed this one through covers for a single. An expensive over comes to an end.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ryan Harris

FOUR! Carnage by Harris! 4th boundary of the over! Short of a length ball on pads, Harris has whacked it through the square leg region for one more boundary.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ryan Harris

FOUR! Three boundaries in an over! Short and wide outside off, Harris has lofted this one over covers to get a boundary.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ryan Harris

Short ball on middle and leg, Harris has pulled this one to square leg for two runs.

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