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Mitchell Johnson clubbed 88 off 93 balls to help Australia take a 97-run lead in the first innings against India at the Gabba
Mitchell Johnson clubbed 88 off 93 balls to help Australia take a 97-run lead in the first innings against India at the Gabba © Getty Images
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Nic Maddinson reverse-sweeps the ball for a six
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Brett Lee and Sean Abbott picked up two wickets apiece
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Brett Lee leaps to collect the ball in the field
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Mitchell Starc celebrates M Vijay's wicket
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M Vijay is hit by a short ball
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No. 11 Josh Hazlewood made 32 on debut
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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Australia v India at Brisbane - Dec 17-21
India 408 & 71/1 Australia 505
Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg at Sydney - Dec 19
Syd Sixers won by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Melb Stars v Hurricanes at Melbourne
Dec 20, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Syd Thunder v Heat at Sydney
Dec 21, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Strikers at Perth
Dec 22, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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