As It Happened - India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 2 at Sydney

Updated: 08 January 2015 00:41 IST

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

As It Happened - India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 2 at Sydney
An emotional Smith is hugged by Watson after the former's hundred. © AFP

Steve Smith joined the greats Wednesday with his fourth century of the series as India hung in after the shock loss of an early wicket on the second day of the final Test in Sydney. Catch all the highlights of the match here: Scorecard

The Aussie skipper became only the third batsman along with Don Bradman and Jacques Kallis to score tons in four consecutive Tests in the same series as his team posted a total beyond 500 for the fourth Test running.

Smith contributed 117 in Australia's first innings declaration of 572 for seven before the tourists were rocked by the third-ball dismissal of opener Murali Vijay for a duck.

At the close, India had stabilised at 71 for one to trail Australia by 501 with Lokesh Rahul on 31 and Rohit Sharma hitting two sixes on his way to 40 not out.

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So Australia have a lead of 97 runs now. They would look to score quickly now to add more runs to their tally. They would look to score like quick 200 more runs and let India bat on day 5 to have a result. Should be an interesting innings now, join us back for that!

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The Indian tail wagged in a bit today as they got near the Australian total. Ashwin scored a gritty fifty as he was supported by Bhuvneshwar. Australian bowlers bowled though on a good batting wicket. Starc was the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed three wickets while Harris, Lyon and Watson grabbed a couple each.

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India have fought back hard to Australia's first innings total. They didn't get off to a good start as Vijay was out in the very first over. There was a partnership between Rahul and Rohit but the latter couldn't score big. Rahul and Kohli added a good partnership as both of them scored tons. Then there was a bit of a collapse in the middle order.

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Ryan Harris to Umesh Yadav

OUT! That's it, India are all out! Short of a length ball, Yadav goes for the big hit over the leg side but this time he gets a top edge. The ball flies over him and goes back. Haddin calls for the catch, goes to his right and takes a couple of steps forward, eventually dives forward and completes the catch. India all out for 475!

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Ryan Harris to Umesh Yadav

Good length ball on off, Yadav covers the line and defends.

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Third new ball taken now!

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Ryan Harris to Umesh Yadav

FOUR! Pure arrogance! Fullish around off, Yadav lofts it hard over the mid on region for a boundary. What a way to get off the mark, especially if you're the number eleven batsman.

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Ryan Harris to Mohammed Shami

Length ball outside off, Shami goes for the big hit over the leg side but the ball flies over covers off the leading edge. It lands safely and the batsmen take one. Frustration continues for Steven Smith.

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Third new ball is due...

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Ryan Harris to Mohammed Shami

Landed outside off, Shami stays back in his crease and defends.

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