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Laxman Leads India Comeback v Aussies


India's cricket team has scored 216-3 in response to Australia's first innings total of 463 on the second day of the second test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

V.V.S. Laxman and Rahul Dravid led the Indian counterattack with Laxman scoring his 18th test century with 109 runs. Dravid added 53 for India, which lost the first test in Melbourne by 337 runs.

Australian Bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Brad Hogg took one wicket each for Australia. Earlier, Andrew Symonds scored 162 not out for the Aussies and revived the home side's hopes of winning its 16th test match in a row.

The third test of the four-match series starts in Perth January 16th. The two sides will also play in a triangular series that features Sri Lanka beginning February third in Brisbane.

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