It was Australia’s day at the Adelaide Oval as the test series against India kicked off with a bang.
India won the toss and elected to bat, but it was the Aussies who took ascendency with the ball in the first hour of play.
Quick wickets saw Indian captain Virat Kohli at the crease with his team at 2-15. He couldn’t get going either as an incredible Usman Khawaja catch saw him gone for three.
Rohit Sharma got himself to 37, before a loose shot saw him sky one to Marcus Harris in the deep.
Pujara and Ashwin were able to produce a partnership that steadied the travelling side, before Cummins dismissed the latter with a few overs left before the new ball.
It would be Pujara who took control once the new ball was taken, bringing up his 100 and saving India from what would’ve been a total batting collapse.
He took the attack to the Australian’s and especially Mitchell Starc, quickly getting India to 250.
Pujara wasn’t a part of the build-up narrative....India or Australia. It’s only fair that he dominates the first day of this #AusvInd Test series. Love it.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 6, 2018
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