Cheteshwar Pujara scored his first hundred in Australia, main India’s restoration after the inexpensive dismissals of main batsmen within the first Take a look at of the four-match collection in opposition to Australia at Adelaide on Thursday. Cheteshwar Pujara reached the triple determine in Take a look at cricket for the 16th time, his 3rd in opposition to Australia, with six obstacles and a six in a composed 231-ball knock. He used to be the 9th guy out, for 123 off 246 deliveries, exhibiting very good composure below power. Pujara led India’s resistance in opposition to an competitive house staff after India opted to bat on the Adelaide Oval.
Together with his gritty knock, the 30-year-old batsman additionally reached five,000 Take a look at runs in his 108th inning. By the way, India’s maximum celebrated Take a look at batsman Rahul Dravid had additionally reached the similar milestones in equivalent choice of innings.
Simply sooner than stumps, Pujara used to be run out by way of Pat Cummins and India concluded the Day 1 on 250/nine with Mohammed Shami (6*) at the crease.
For Australia, pacers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins claimed two wickets each and every, whilst spinner Nathan Lyon chipped in with the scalps of Rohit Sharma (37) and Rishabh Pant (25).
India faltered at first as openers KL Rahul (2) and Murali Vijay (11) misplaced their wickets cost effectively throughout the first seven overs.
Skipper Virat Kohli joined them again within the pavilion after managing to attain simply 3 runs off 16 deliveries.
Ajinkya Rahane additionally failed to position up an outstanding display as Hazlewood pushed aside him for 13.
Rohit Sharma, who made his approach to the Indian Take a look at staff after 11 months, stood tall for some time, scoring two obstacles and 3 sixes to give a contribution with 37 runs.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who failed miserably in England however coated it up with noteworthy knocks in opposition to the Windies at house, made simply 25 runs off 38 balls within the pace-friendly wicket in Adelaide.
All-rounder Ravichndran Ashwin additionally controlled to give a contribution 25 runs.