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Total Dominance From Australia

David Warner celebrates reaching a Test century at the SCG for the first time
David Warner celebrates reaching a Test century at the SCG for the first time
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Australia 348-2 (Warner 101, Rogers 95) v India
Fourth Test, Sydney, day one

Australia completely dominated day one of the fourth and final Test against India in Sydney as they closed on 348 for two with four batsmen scoring at least a half-century.

David Warner made 101, Chris Rogers 95, Shane Watson was unbeaten on 61 and Steve Smith was not out on 82.

India made four changes to their side but were powerless against the home team's batting line-up, which prospered after Smith had won the toss and chosen to bat.

Warner struck 101 in 114 balls - his first Test century at the Sydney Cricket Ground - during a 200-run stand for the first wicket with Rogers.

Warner admitted later that he had had a tear in his eye before play began as international cricket returned to the SCG for the first time since the death of Phil Hughes late last year.

And his former team-mate paid tribute by kissing the ground where he had fallen on reaching 63 not out - the score at which Hughes fell.

Rogers fell five runs short of a century, bowled by Mohammad Shami after Warner had been caught by Murali Vijay off Ravichandran Ashwin.

Watson then hit 61 in 132 balls and Smith 82 in 134 to further hammer home Australia's advantage as Virat Kohli's first day as permanent captain of the side was perhaps one he would rather forget.

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