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Tendulkar, Ganguly bolster India at SCG

Published: Friday, January 4, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
 
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Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly scored impressive half centuries as Indians continued to counterattack Australians in the second Test at SCG on Friday.

Tendulkar scored a strokeful 52 not out and Ganguly 67 to steer the tourists to 322/5 at lunch on third day.

India are still 141 runs behind Australia's first innings total of 463 but in a strong position to end Australia's bid for record-equalling 16th straight Test win.

Resuming from overnight score of 216/3, India added 106 runs more for the loss of two wickets, Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh.

Tendulkar hit three fours and a six on his way to his 49th test fifty, which he reached off 96 balls with a single off Lee.

Ganguly, who hit seven boundaries and a six, quickly raced past his half-century but his enthusiasm got the better of him after the drinks break. It was a soft dismissal at the end, as he fell trying to clear mid-off with Hogg getting a crucial wicket once more.

Yuvraj batted 36 minutes in making 12 but was trapped lbw by Australia fast bowler Brett Lee in the second last over before lunch.

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