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Cheteshwar Pujara's application on an Adelaide wicket boosts India's performance

Cheteshwar Pujara walked in after the top order threw their wickets away to poor strokes. The right-hander stepped up and showed his team-mates the merits of the application, defence. At the end of day 1, Pujara had hit his first century in Australia, his 16th overall and India had ended day 1 of the Adelaide Test on 250/9. On a day when Australia’s four pacers operated as a unit, Pujara’s calm application on an Adelaide wicket offering extra bounce was a sight to behold. The Saurashtra right-hander has given the blueprint for the rest of the batsmen to follow after another poor show by the top order after Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat.

Updated : 06 December 2018, 07:59 PM