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Australia end day one at 316/7

Australia end day one at 316/7

Chennai: A fighting hundred by Michael Clarke helped Australia notch up 316 for seven at the end of the opening day of their first cricket Test against India at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Friday.

Clarke was on 103 at stumps alongside new batsman Peter Siddle.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took six wickets for 88 runs.

The scoreboard at stumps

Australia 1st innings
Ed Cowan st Dhoni b Ashwin 29
David Warner lbw Ashwin 58
Phil Hughes b Ashwin 6
Shane Watson lbw b Ashwin 28
Michael Clarke batting 103
Matthew Wade lbw b Ashwin 12
Moises Henriques lbw Ashwin 68
Mitchell Starc b Jadeja 3
Peter Siddle batting 1
Extras: (lb 7) 7
Total: (7 wickets; 95 overs) 316

Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Cowan, 14.3 overs), 2-72 (Hughes, 18.3), 3-126 (Watson, 34.4), 4-131 (Warner, 36.4), 5-153 (Wade, 46.6), 6-304 (Henriques, 89.2), 7-307 (Starc, 90.1)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11-1-48-0
Ishant Sharma 11-2-46-0
Harbhajan Singh 19-1-71-0
Ravichandran Ashwin 30-5-88-6
Ravindra Jadeja 24-5-65-1

Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Marias Erasmus (South Africa)
TV umpire: Vineet Kulkarni
Match referee: Chris Broad (England)

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