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Australia 251-6 After Day 4, 348 Ahead Of India - Yahoo News

Chris Rogers made 56 his sixth consecutive half century and go here Joe Burns smashed 66 off 39 balls, including three sixes, as Australia chased quick runs and fading light during the final session. "It's just nice to be contributing for Australia," said Burns, who is playing his second test. "You want to be contributing for the team on such a big occasion. It means a lot more to go out there and make 50 in both innings. "But I want to come back tomorrow and win the test match for Australia that's what we would be after first and foremost." Burns and Brad Haddin (31 not out) combined for a rapid 86-run partnership from 8.4 overs to stretch the lead beyond the highest successful fourth-innings run chase at the SCG that is 288, achieved by Australia against South Africa url in 2006. View gallery India's Virat Kohli follows through on a pull shot against Australia on the third day of their c That record, the difficulty of batting last on Sydney's turning pitches, and the safety of already having the series secured meant an overnight declaration was expected, unlike in the previous drawn test in Melbourne where stand-in skipper Smith was criticized by some for batting on too long. "The wicket spun and I think it will only get harder to bat on as the game goes on," Burns said.
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