Gritty Pujara century helps India recover to reach 250/9
ADELAIDE (92 News) – Cheteshwar Pujara’s battling 123 – his 16th Test century – helped India bounce back after a poor start to end the first day of the first Test against Australia in Adelaide on 250/9.
The honours, however, went to Australia as they struck four times in the morning after being asked to field and chipped away at India’s resistance through the day despite Pujara’s stellar performance.
Pujara, who scored his first Test century in Australia and comfortably topped his previous best of 73, led India’s fightback and took them past the 200-run mark in the final session of the day before being run out by Pat Cummins just before stumps, leaving Mohammed Shami remained unbeaten on six.
Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and opted for first strike on a good batting surface. However, his plans didn’t go the way he would have wanted.