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Australia reaches 206 for three at tea against Bangladesh

AP , CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA

Australian bat Darren Lehmann is on his way to scoring an unbeaten 150-plus runs against Bangladesh on the second day of the test match at Cairns, Australia, on Saturday. Lehmann led the Australian charge to overtake the Bangladesh first innings total of 295.

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Darren Lehmann scored an unbeaten half century as Australia reached 206 for three at the tea interval Saturday, still trailing Bangladesh by 89 runs in the second cricket test.

Lehmann was not out 51 and skipper Stephen Waugh was not out 36. Both scored centuries in Australia's innings and 132-run win in the first test last week at Darwin.

Bangladesh took two wickets in the middle session, removing opener Matt Hayden for 50 and dangerous No. 3 Ricky Ponting for 59.

Hayden cruised to 50 off 88 balls before he was bowled by a Sanwar Hossain topspinner.

Ponting stroked his half century from 70 balls, including a six and 10 boundaries, before he lofted Sanwar to long on and was caught by Mohammad Ashraful.

Earlier yesterday, Australia took 13 balls to wrap up the Bangladesh innings after the tourists resumed on 8-289. Jason Gillespie removed Mashrafe Mortaza (8) with his third ball before Glenn McGrath had Tapash Baisya (25) caught behind by Adam Gilchrist.

Legspinner Stuart MacGill was the most successful bowler, returning 5-77, while Gillespie had 3-57.

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