OVER 0.3: OUT! CASTLED! Finch goes for the big drive but is clean bowled by an incoming delivery, Ishant strikes first up, Finch goes for a duck
Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris open the batting for Australia, Ishant Sharma to start the proceedings for India
India bowled out for 250 runs in their first innings
OVERS 87.6: OUT! Josh Hazlewood takes just one ball to get the last Indian wicket, Mohammed Shami goes for the pull and edges down the leg side for Tim Paine to take the catch
An Indian rescue mission seemingly tailor-made for Virat Kohli instead fell to Cheteshwar Pujara who struck a vital century to save the tourists on day one of the series-opening Test against Australia.
After Kohli was swept away for just three runs in a maelstrom of dismal shot-making, Pujara carved out a sparkling 123 to guide India to 250 for nine at stumps on a scorching hot day at Adelaide Oval.
Battling a hamstring strain in the final session, the 30-year-old Saurashtra player produced a masterclass in game management through his 246-ball knock.
Watchful early against Australia’s vaunted pace attack, he then hammered them around the game with an assault on the second new ball late in the day.
It took a brilliant piece of fielding by Pat Cummins to remove Pujara with the last ball of the day, the paceman finding the energy to swoop in and throw down the stumps despite bowling 19 overs in the stifling conditions.
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