30 Nov 2008

Two centuries put Australia in strong position in Adelaide

5:58 pm on 30 November 2008

Centuries from Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin have put Australia in a strong position at tea on day three of the second cricket Test against New Zealand.

Australia reached 433-6 at Adelaide Oval, a lead of 163 runs on New Zealand's first innings, with Haddin unbeaten on 118 and Brett Lee yet to score.

New Zealand paceman Chris Martin had given Australia an early shock by dismissing Mike Hussey for 70 and Andrew Symonds for a duck in the third over of the morning, but the home side recovered to be 350-5 at lunch.