Aus vs Ind, Day 1 Live: Pujara takes 148 balls to hit first boundary

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Cheteshwar Pujara hits a boundary at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

India-Australia Test series was expected to be test of India’s batting might especially the first Pink Ball Test as  this was the first time Virat Kohli & Co. are playing in alien conditions under the lights in the longer format.

Being defensively resolute is certainly the need of the hour and Cheteshwar Pujara showed that in evidence on the opening day action on Thursday.

The 32-year-old batsman had to come out to bat as early as the third ball of the match after Prithvi Shaw perished to Mitchell Starc.

From the very first ball the Baroda batsman showed why he is India’s Test specialist as he kept leaving deliveries on the off stump while trusting the Adelaide pitch’s bounce while poking to take singles and doubles once in a while when the ball came in his zone.

Such defensive approach meant Pujara patiently waited till the 148th ball of his innings to whack his first boundary over the cover region.

More to follow…


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