A fluent half century by Ricky Pontingas well as the positive approach of skipper Michael Clarke saw Australia extend their overall lead to 486 at lunch on the fourth day of their final cricket Test against India.
Ponting was again at the forefront of this torture to the Indians, batting on 57 as the hosts took the break at 154 for five.
The hosts lost two wickets in the morning session with Clarke (37) and Michael Hussey (15) falling toUmesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma respectively.
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NEW DELHI: Swashbuckling batsman Virender Sehwag slammed maiden double century in ODIs as he became only second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to reach the landmark.
Virender Sehwag created history on Thursday by posting the highest score in One-day Internationals and also scoring only the second double century in the 50-overs format.
The dashing opener proved unstoppable for the hapless Windies bowlers as he stroked his way to a magical innings of 219 from a mere 149 balls, slamming as many as 25 fours and seven sixes.
Riding on Sehwag's magical innings, India posted a mammoth 418 for five in their 50 overs, their highest ever score in ODIs.
Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman to get to a double hundred in ODIs, when he made 200 not out against South Africa in Gwalior in February last year.
INDORE: Australia can wait. India have an unfinished business before they launch their eagerly awaited tour Down Under. The West Indies are proving too sticky for the Indians and they need to be on the guard, lest the visitors run away with the series.
Stand-in captain Virender Sehwag knows well that his team needs to deliver the knockout punch in the fourth one-day international at the Holkar Stadium on Thursday, rather than leave the fate of the five-match series to the final game in Chennai.