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Cricket: India set tough task.


INDIA'S batsmen will need to pull out all the stops if they are to save the first Test in Melbourne with Australia having been set a formidable victory target of 499.

The tourists were six for nought at stumps on day three after the Aussies declared on 351 for seven, adding to their first innings lead of 147.

Meanwhile, South Africa took six wickets in the final session on day three of the first Test in Port Elizabeth, but West Indies remain in a strong position with a 359-run lead.

COLLATED SUMMARIES First Test Melbourne Australia 343 & 351-7 dec (M J Clarke 73, P A Jaques 51) v India 196 (S R Tendulkar 62, S R Clark 4-28, B Lee 4-46) & 6-0 P Elizabeth W Indies 408 & 146-8 v S Africa 195 (A B de Villiers 59, D J Bravo 4-24) Second ODI Napier N Zealand 335-5 Innings Comp v Bangladesh 181-6 N Zealand bt Bangladesh by 102 runs (D/L) TODAY: First Test (day 4) Melbourne: Australia v India (23.30) P Elizabeth: S Africa v West Indies (08.30) TOMORROW: First Test (day 5) Melbourne: Australia v India (23.30) Port Elizabeth: S Africa v West Indies (08.30) Third ODI Queenstown: N Zealand v Bangladesh (22.00)
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 29, 2007
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