India v Australia Second Test, Bangalore, day two
Australia 478 v India 128-2
The second day of the second test was most notable for Marcus North scoring his 5th test century and hopefully relieving some of the pressure on him to retain his position. North finished on 128hitting 17 fours and a six. Ricky Ponting (77) and Tim Payne (59) had also chipped in with half centuries in Australia‘s total of 478. The best of the Indian bowlers was spinner Harbhajan Singh, who took North’s wicket and finished with figures of 4-148.
Marcus North hits his highest test score and 5th test century
Sachin Tendulkar also achieved a landmark in being the first player to score 14,000 test runs. He needed only 27 runs to reach the target and finished the day on 44 not out, having hit 6 fours. Tendulkar came in after Sehawag was caught by Mitchell Johnson after scoring a rapid 30 off of 28 balls and Dravid was dismissed for a solitary run. Being caught at third slip by Marcus North off an edge from Mitchell Johnson. Tendulkar and Vijay then batted until the close of play, scoring an unbeaten 90 in India‘s total of 128 for 2.
Sachin Tendulkar passed the milestone of 14,000 test runs in his unbeaten partnership with Vijay
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