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Australia Leads India After Day 2 of 1st Test

Australia's cricket team has a 179-run lead over India after the second day of their first test match in Melbourne.

The hosts started the day Thursday at 337-9 and were soon all out for 343. But Australian bowlers Stuart Clark and Brett Lee made sure India was not able to get its offense going, with both men taking four wickets.

Clark (4-28) took two wickets from three balls either side of the tea break. Lee (4-46) knocked out India's lower order on the rapidly deteriorating Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch. The visitors managed only 196 all out in their first innings.

Australia then scored 32 without loss in its second innings.

This is the first of four tests between the two countries. Australia and India will also play a triangular series that also features Sri Lanka beginning February 3rd.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.