Rain The Real Winner On Day Two In Adelaide

Rain was the real winner on Day Two of the First Test between Australia and India in Adelaide on Wednesday with the Australians progressing to 517/7.  Skipper Michael Clarke walked out into the middle to resume his innings on 60 alongside Steven Smith (70*) with the Australians on 360/6.  Both players reached their centuries in a blistering 96-minute period in which the hosts made their way to 471.

However that was when the heavens opened and rain would be the real winner on the second day.  Captain Clarke and Smith would come out late in the day.  Clarke was caught by Cheteshwar Pujara off Karn Sharma for 128, including 18 boundaries.

Smith had struck 21 fours and was on 162 with Mitchell Johnson yet to get off the mark by the time the umpires called off play for the day at the Adelaide Oval.