Aussies display champion stuff

Published: Monday, November 22, 1999, 5:30 [IST]
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Hobart: Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer both smashed centuries in a record partnership for the sixth wicket to steer Australia a four-wicket-win over Pakistan on the final day of the second test today.

Gilchrist, scored an unconquered 149 and Langer hit 127 as the two left-handers guided Australia to an astonishing victory to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Australia's second innings total of 369 for six was the third-highest winning run chase in cricket history.

The team which scored the highest to win a test in the fourth innings was India, who made 406-4 to beat Bradman's 1948 Australians. Gilchrist and Langer broke the Australian test record for the highest sixth-wicket partnership against Pakistan, set by Bob Cowper and Tom Veivers at Melbourne in 1964-65.


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