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Ashes PHOTOS: Clarke, Haddin hit tons as Aussies display supreme batting

Last updated on: December 06, 2013 14:18 IST

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England trailed Australia by 535 runs on day two in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Friday.

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At stumps England was 1 for 35 after losing skipper Alastair Cook. It was Mitchell Johnson again who proved to be England’s tormentor as he nabbed the prized wicket to a superb delivery.


Image: Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates after dismissing Alastair Cook
Photographs: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

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Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin swept to centuries as Australia took control of the second Test.

Captain Clarke claimed his third century in five Ashes Tests and the 26th in his 99th Test, while vice-captain Haddin blasted four sixes and 11 fours in his fourth Test ton.

At tea, the hosts were 516 for eight.

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Image: Brad Haddin of Australia celebrates making a century
Photographs: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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Clarke continued his love affair with the Adelaide Oval with his sixth century in nine Tests at the famous ground.

His last nine Tests at the ground yielding a record of two double-centuries, four tons and three 50s.

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Image: Australia's captain Michael Clarke celebrates his century
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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The Test match had been evenly poised with Australia 273-5 after day one, but Clarke and wicketkeeper Haddin's partnership left the tourists facing a huge task to avert defeat despite three quick wickets falling in the middle session.


Image: Australia captain Michael Clarke hits the ball past England captain Alastair Cook
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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The Australia and England teams wore black armbands and bowed their heads in a minute's silence for Nelson Mandela before the start of the play.

Madiba, as Mandela was fondly known, had been battling health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalisations.

Mandela is respected worldwide for his role in fighting racism in South Africa, and for forgiving his former white captors after his release from prison.


Image: England observe a minutes silence in memory of former South African President Nelson Mandela ahead of day two of the Second Ashes Test
Photographs: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

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