20 Dec 2014

Smith, Johnson and tail give Australia edge

12:27 pm on 20 December 2014

Skipper Steve Smith scored a controlled 133, Mitchell Johnson 88 and Australia's tail wagged as the hosts barged their way back into the second cricket Test against India on day three in Brisbane.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Australia took a first-innings lead of 97 after being dismissed for 505 to bring up tea and India had shaved 71 runs off the deficit by the close of play for the loss of one second-innings wicket.

So India 71 for one at stumps and will resume on day four trailing the hosts by 26 runs.

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