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Saturday Dec 20 22:27 AEDT
Man of the match Steve Smith. (AAP)
Australia has taken a 2-0 Test series lead over India after nervously chasing a small total on day four of the Second Test in Brisbane.

Steve Smith. (AAP)
Steve Smith led from the front as Australia fought back to reach 4-221 at stumps on day two of the second Test against India.

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