Adelaide Test: Pujara’s 16th Century, Scored Halfway The First Day, India Score Of 250/9
- India’s early 6 wickets fell on 127 runs, Rahul-Kohli did not reach the tenth digit.
- Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Nathan Lyon took two wickets each from Australia.
- Pujara’s completed 5000 runs in Test, with Ashwin 62 and Shami 40 runs partnership.
Adelaide: Thanks to #Cheteshwar Pujara‘s century, India scored 250 runs on nine wickets in 87.5 overs on the first day of the first Test of the four-match series against Australia. Pujara scored 123 runs in 246 balls with the help of seven boundaries and two sixes. He was run out on the last ball of the day. Pujara also completed his 5000 runs in the Test. He is the 10th Indian to score 16 or more Test centuries. He became the 12th Indian to score 5000 runs in Tests. He achieved this achievement in his 65th Test.
Pujara completes 5000 runs by hitting six: Cheteshwar Pujara completed his 5000 Test runs by hitting six. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Dilip Vengsarkar, #Virat Kohli, Mohammad Azharuddin, Gundappa Viswanath, Kapil Dev have scored more than 5000 Test runs before him. He also scored his 16th Test century. Before him, nine Indians have scored 16 or more Test centuries. Sachin Tendulkar (51), Rahul Dravid (36), Sunil Gavaskar (34), Virat Kohli (24), Virender Sehwag (23), Mohammad Azharuddin (22), Dilip Vengsarkar (22) and VVS Laxman (17-17) and Sourav Ganguly (16) scored 16 Test centuries.
Pujara handles Indian innings: Pujara also took over the Indian innings in this match. When Pujara came for batting, India only played nine balls of the match and the score was only three runs. When he was dismissed as a ninth wicket, Team India had scored 250 runs. He completed his century with 6 boundaries and a six in 231 balls. Pujara has partnered with eight batsmen of the team. He made the only half-century partnership of 62 runs for the 7th wicket with Ravichandran Ashwin.
Team India’s poor start:
Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat. However, his decision proved wrong. Until tea, more than half of his team had returned to the pavilion.
- First wicket: Lokesh Rahul was dismissed for two runs on his personal score when the team scored three runs. His wicket was taken by Josh Hazlewood.
- Second wicket: In the team’s score, only 12 runs were added and the second opener Murali Vijay also caught the path of the pavilion. He became the prey to Mitchell Starc. On 11th over, Australian captain #Tim Paine put him behind the wicket.
- Third wicket: Kohli took over the crease when Vijay was out However, he could not stay longer. After playing 16 balls, he was caught by Usman Khawaja at Pat Cummins ball. At this time, only 19 runs were added to the team’s score.
- Fourth wicket: After Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, along with Cheteshwar Pujara, added 22 runs. However, when Rahane was trapped in the second slip for a wrong shot then he was on 13. On the Hazlewood’s ball, Peter Handscomb caught him.
- Fifth wicket: Rohit Sharma came on the crease after falling four wickets. After playing eleven months, Rohit, along with Pujara, added 45 runs. He scored 37 runs. He scored two boundaries and three sixes. When he thought that he would score the team score 100, then he was caught by Marc Harris a simple catch attempting to hit six on Nathan Lyon’s ball.
- Sixth wicket: Rishabh Pant and Pujara had heavy responsibility after returning to the pavilion of the half team. However, Rishabh failed to do his job well. Rishabh, playing with 25 runs in 38 balls, was caught by Paine on Lyon’s ball. At that time the team’s score was 127 runs.
- Seventh wicket: It was a time that Team India could not make 150 runs, but Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin shared 62-run partnership for the seventh wicket. When Ashwin was on 25, the Cummins then caught him by Handscomb.
- Eighth wicket: Ishant replaced Ashwin. However, he has not been able to stay in the field for much longer. He was bowled by Mitchell Starc on the personal score of four. However, by then India’s score had crossed 200.
- Ninth wicket: Mohammed Shami came to bat at number ten He added 40 runs with Pujara. Pujara was playing 123 runs, when he was run out on the fifth ball of the 88th over on the first day. Along with this, the umpires declared the end of the game of the day.
Virat Kohli caught by Usman Khawaja: Indian captain Virat Kohli was dismissed by just three runs. He was caught by Usman Khwaja on the ball of Pat Cummins in the street. When Virat cut the third ball of the 10th over, it took a moment to cross the ball to the boundary, but Khawaja jumped on the left and grabbed a great catch.
Virat failed to leave Dravid behind: Kohli missed out on leaving Rahul Dravid in this match. He has scored 397 runs in Adelaide so far. He is the second highest among Indian batsmen to score highest runs on this field. Rahul Dravid is First. He has scored 401 runs in a four-Test one century. If Virat got eight runs in this match, then he would have left Dravid behind. However, he still has to bat in the second innings. Vijay Hazare, the Indian batsman who scored the highest average in Adelaide. He played a Test here, in which he scored 261 runs at an average of 130.50.
Virat, five runs away from 1000 runs in Australia: Virat Kohli is five runs away from completing 1,000 in Test #cricket in Australia. Indian batters Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, and Sachin Tendulkar have scored so far 1,000 or more runs in Australia. Sachin is at the forefront with 1809 runs in this list. Laxman has 1236 runs and Dravid has 1143 runs. Virat has 995 runs in eight Tests in Australia.
Lokesh Rahul’s poor performance continues: Lokesh Rahul on the ball of Josh Hazlewood, in the third slip, was caught by Aaron Finch. He scored two runs in eight balls. He has not been able to score more than 35 once in the last three Tests. He scored 37 runs in the last two Tests.
Hanuma Vihari out of last 11: Virat Kohli said after winning the toss, “Hanuma Vihari is a good batsman, but he will have to sit out. Rohit Sharma will be part of the last XI.” The Australian captain Tim Paine said that his team will be on the field with three fast bowlers.
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