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India on top after Australia collapse

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HYDERABAD : Australian captain Michael Clarke mounted yet another rescue mission on the opening day of the second Test against India but his resistance could not prevent the hosts seizing control. 

After another top-order collapse, Clarke combined with Matthew Wade to repair Australia's innings before a flurry of late wickets prompted the tourists to declare at 237-9 in the hope of making some inroads into India's batting.

Instead, India's openers, Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay, survived until stumps and will resume today on 5-0 with the object of building a first-innings lead.

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