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Pujara hits 16th Test Hundred; India 250/9 in Adelaide Test

ONI Bureau:  While all other batsmen found it tough to adjust to the hostile Australian conditions in the first Test match at Adelaide, Cheteshwar Pujara stood firm and scored his 16th Test hundred to take the team to a respectable total at the end of first day’s play.

Pujara who scored 123 off 246 balls with 7 boundaries and 2 sixes, was run out towards the end of first day’s play. Rohit Sharma (37), Rishabh Pant (25) and R Ashwin (25) were the other contributors. India were 127/6 at one stage, but Pujara with the help of Ashwin took the score to 250/9 at stumps on Day 1.

For Australia, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon took two wickets each.

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