Australia's score was 24/0 at the end of second day's play in the ongoing fourth Test against India in Sydney. The hosts are still trailing by 598 runs after India declared on a massive score of 622/7 in their first innings.

Centuries by Chesteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant, along with useful fifties from Mayank Agarwal and Ravindra Jadeja helped India to put on the mammoth score.

Day three will resume with Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja taking the guard on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Yet another dominating day for the Indians

India started the day at 303-4 with Pujara unbeaten on 130 runs.

His partner, Hanuma Vihari got out early in the day for a well-made 42. The stand between the two batsmen had accumulated 101 runs by then.

Wicketkeeper Pant joined Pujara then and the duo kept Australia at the bay with some solid batting. Pujara went past 150 but failed to score a double-century. Nathan Lyon picked up his wicket for 193 runs after he had shared an 89 run partnership with Pant.

Pant, on the other end, had already crossed his 50 while the team total moving swiftly towards 500 with Jadeja at the other end. The two batsmen picked the Australian bowlers and start dispatching them all over the ground.

Pant reached his second Test ton and continued his onslaught on the Aussies.

Indian batsmen score 600 plus runs on day 2

Jadeja too started getting aggressive in his approach and batted freely.

The two batsmen took India's score over 600. Jadeja finally got out for 81 runs.

The partnership between the two had accumulated 204 runs in the meantime with Rishabh Pant unbeaten on 159 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli finally decided to declare the innings with 622 runs on the board with the loss of seven wickets.

For Australia, Lyon was the most successful bowler picking up four wickets, three of which came on day two.

The Australian openers came out to bat for just ten overs and scored 24 runs before stumps were called. Harris scored an unbeaten 19 runs while Khawaja survived on the score of 5 runs, despite being dropped on zero.

There are still three days left in the Sydney Test. Conditions are glorious for batting. Australian batsmen need to hold their nerves and bat well in the next three days if they want to draw this match.

India has almost ensured they do not lose this match. Most probably Virat Kohli will retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy. After this Test, the two teams will play three ODIs and later Indian players fly to New Zealand to play the 5-ODI series.