Australia v India: David Warner hits second century to extend lead

David Warner
David Warner struck his 11th Test century in the second innings against India at Adelaide
First Test, Adelaide (day four):
Australia 517-7 dec & 290-5 v India 444
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David Warner struck a second century in the match as Australia dominated India on the fourth day of the first Test at Adelaide.

The 28-year-old batsman scored 102 to add to a first-innings 145 as the hosts reached 290-5, a lead of 363.

It is the second time this year he has scored a hundred in both innings of a Test.

Warner dedicated his century on the opening day to Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who died last month.

Hughes, 25, died after being struck on the neck by a ball in a Sheffield Shield match.

Warner, who was dropped twice, was dismissed by Varun Aaron off a no-ball on 66.

The umpires intervened after Aaron gave Warner a vocal send-off, with the batsman responding in kind when recalled to the crease.

David Warner's last six Tests
145 & 102: 1st Test v India, Adelaide
19 & 58: 2nd Test v Pakistan, Abu Dhabi
133 & 29: 1st Test v Pakistan, Dubai
135 & 145: 3rd Test v South Africa, Cape Town
70 & 66: 2nd Test v South Africa, Port Elizabeth
12 & 115: 1st Test v South Africa, Centurion
Average in last 12 innings: 85.75

Steve Smith and Virat Kohli exchanged words in the final hour, prompting Warner to run from the other end of the pitch and confront the India captain.

"I don't know if the temperatures got to 40 degrees-plus, but I think it was getting to a few people out there," Warner said.

"They're going to come at you and you just have to learn to bite your tongue a bit and sometimes you don't."

Earlier, off-spinner Nathan Lyon exploited considerable bounce in the pitch to claim 5-134 as India, resuming on 369-5, were bowled out for 444, a first-innings deficit of 73.

Smith, who made an unbeaten 162 in the first innings, ended the day 52 not out, Mitchell Marsh having hit 40 off 26 balls.

No side have chased more than 315 in the fourth innings to win a Test at Adelaide.

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