Cheteshwar Pujara century keeps India in the 1st Test at Adelaide against Australia

India's Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century against Australia at the Adelaide Oval
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India won the toss and decided to bat against Australia in the 1st Test at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide today.

 

Match Summary

India 250 - 9 wickets (87.5 overs) – (Cheteshwar Pujara 123; Pat Cummins 2-49, Mitchell Starc 2-63, Nathan Lyon 2-83, Josh Hazlewood 2-52)

Australia - Still to bat

At the Close - India are 250-9

Scorecard

Cheteshwar Pujara batted superbly for his 123, after India had started poorly, being 41-4 at one stage. At the close of play, India are 250-9 with Pat Cummins 2-49, Mitchell Starc 2-63, Nathan Lyon 2-83 and Josh Hazlewood 2-52 all picking up 2 wickets apiece.

Australia will be pleased, at the end of the first day, to have almost bowled India out for under 260 and India will be thankful that they managed to recover from their poor start, thanks to an outstanding century by Cheteshwar Pujara.

The match is nicely balanced going into day two, with Australia probably with the slight advantage.

 

 

Australia - Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

India - Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant(wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

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