Australia vs India 2018, 1st Test Day 1: Cheteshwar Pujara once again showed why he is rated in the high-regard by experts and fans alike as far as Test cricket is concerned. With wickets falling at the other end, Puajra played another memorable knock to bail out India from a precarious position of 41/4 to end the day on 250/9 at stumps. He slammed his 16th Test hundred for India during the day one of the opening Test match against Australia at the beautiful Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Also Read - Live Cricket Score, India vs England, 3rd Test Day 2: Axar Patel's Quick Wickets Help India Claw Back
The Rajkot-born played some scintillating strokes before his innings (123 runs) was ended by a stunning piece of fielding by Pat Cummins in what proved to be the last over of the day. Pacer Mohammad Shami (6) was at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day. With this knock, Pujara also completed his 5000 Test runs for India and 14000 first-class runs. Also Read - Live Match Cricket Streaming India vs England 3rd Test Day 2: When And Where to Watch IND vs ENG Day-Night Test Online And on TV
As the other Indian batsmen failed to show any fight on day one, Puajra fought the lone battle for the visiting team. His efforts were hailed by several renowned cricket experts over twitter, whereas, fans also praised the 30-year old batsman for his incredible effort in Adelaide. Also Read - IND vs ENG: Joe Root Pips Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble to Achieve This Unique Feat, Twitter Lauds England Captain Five-For at Narendra Modi Stadium
Here are some of the Tweets: –
India: 250/9 (Cheteshwar Pujara 123, Rohit Sharma 37; Mitchell Starc 2/63, Josh Hazlewood 2/52, Pat Cummins 2/49, Nathan Lyon 2/83) vs Australia on Day 1.