Despite a poor start in the opening encounter of the four-match Test series, India managed to reach a respectable 250 for nine on day one of the first Test in Adelaide on Thursday. As the wickets kept tumbling on the other end, Cheteshwar Pujara stood tall as he scored his maiden Test ton in Australia, 16th overall, helping India end the day in a positive note. The right-handed middle-order batsman scored 123 runs, which included seven fours and two maximums.
Pujara, who completed 5000 runs in Tests, was dismissed in the final delivery of the day after the batsmen fell short from completing a single. Pujara’s knock was appreciated by the entire cricket fraternity as they sent across the praise on Twitter.
Pujara’s innings ended with Aussie seamer Pat Cummins showed his reflexes on the field and struck a direct hit on the wickets. It was the 8th time the Gujarat cricket was dismissed by a run out in Test cricket.