Ashes, 2nd Test: Clarke, Haddin put Australia on top
Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin plundered centuries before a firebrand Mitchell Johnson blasted out England captain Alastair Cook to leave the tourists reeling in the second Ashes Test on Friday.
The Australia and England cricket teams paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at Adelaide on Friday, wearing black armbands and observing a minute's silence. Both teams lined up in Mandela's honour ahead of the second day's play at Adelaide Oval as a photo of the anti-apartheid hero was shown on the ground's large video screen. (All AFP images)
Skipper Michael Clarke claimed his third century in five Ashes Tests and his 26th overall.
Vice-captain Brad Haddin blasted four sixes in his fourth Test ton to help the home side declare at 570 for nine.
It was very much Australia's day as Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin put on 200 runs -- the highest sixth-wicket stand in all Tests in Adelaide, eclipsing the 191 shared by Imran Khan and Wasim Akram for Pakistan in 1990.
Following Clarke's dismissal, Australia lost the wickets of Johnson (5) and Peter Siddle (2) before fast bowler Ryan Harris continued the plunder with consecutive sixes off spinner Graeme Swann as he reached his second Test half-century on 55 when Clarke called a halt with 21 overs left.
Stuart Broad finished the best of the battered England bowlers with three for 98, while spinners Swann (two for 151) and Panesar (one for 157) took plenty of punishment.
Mitchell Johnson, hurling down 150 km/h (93 mph) thunderbolts, knocked over Cook for three in his second over to ram home Australia's advantage. By the close, the tourists were hanging on against a hostile Australian attack at 35 for one with Michael Carberry on 20 and Joe Root not out nine.