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Australia vs India 2018, 1st Test: Twitter Reacts to India’s Day 1 Performance in Adelaide

Australia vs India 2018, Cheteshwar Pujara
Pujara's hundred in Adelaide couldn't save India, as they are 250 for nine at stumps on day one. Image Courtesy: Getty

Finally, all the wait is over, and we have got the day one play of the first Test in Adelaide. As usual, team India once again started the overseas Test on a poor note. The collective bowling effort from Australians and the exceptional display of batting by Cheteshwar Pujara (123) are the only highlights of the day one of Australia vs India 2018 1st Test. At the end of Day 1, India scored 250/9.

Earlier in the day, India won the toss and asked the home side to roll their arms first. The visitors left out Hanuma Vihari to their already announced 12-member squad to go with an extra-batsman, Rohit Sharma a chance.

Meanwhile, the visitors got the nightmare of the starts, as KL Rahul and Murali Vijay once again failed to lay a foundation. The difficulties further stretched when Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane walked back in quick succession.

Australia vs Inida 2018, Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins

Virat Kohli knocked out for 3. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Cheteshwar Pujara showed great resistance:

However, Pat Cummins got the outside edge of Virat Kohli, which was grabbed superbly by Usman Khawaja. In Rahane’s case, Hazlewood got the nick of his flashing willow. However, Rohit Sharma stood in the crease to balance the ship.

Pujara, who was watching all the drama from the other end decided to construct a wall to his name. He made Australian bowlers toil hard to bowl at him and also succeeded in getting runs whenever it is due.

Australia vs India 2018, Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara scored his 16th Test hundred in Adelaide. Image Courtesy: Getty

Just when things looked settling in, Rohit Sharma played a reckless shot to see India in trouble once again. Rishabh Pant got a peach of the delivery by Lyon to walk back while Ashwin stood for a while with Pujara.

However, Pat Cummins knocked out Ashwin with a superb delivery thus opening the gates for tail-ender batsmen. Though Ishant looked solid with the old ball, the new ball did the trick for Australia.

Here are the few best tweets:

Prashanth Relangi

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