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Australia vs India 2018: Watch – Unlucky Cheteshwar Pujara Dismissed After a Classical Knock

Cheteshwar Pujara | India vs Australia 2018 |
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: Cheteshwar Pujara of India celebrates after reaching his century during day one of the First Test match in the series between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on December 06, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Cheteshwar Pujara, who batted brilliantly on day one of the first Test against Australia, was unlucky to get courtesy an excellent running throw from Pat Cummins at the fag end of the day.

Meanwhile, the Australian bowlers had a great outing to reduce India for 250 for nine at the end of the first day. The pace trio of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell Starc did an exceptional job returning with two wickets each. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon also provided excellent support as he kept things tight from one end and bagging two crucial wickets.

However, for India, Cheteshwar Pujara was the only standout performer for India who stood tall as wickets tumbled from the other. He scored a brilliant hundred to lead India’s fight back. The cricketer from Saurashtra shared crucial stands with the tailenders to bring up his 16th Test century.  It was his first century in Australia. During the course of the knock, he also scored his 5000th Test run, thus becoming only the 12th Indian to achieve the feat.

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However, his knock of 123 runs ended in a disappointing manner as he got run out at the end of the day. Cummins had one stump to aim at from short midwicket, which Pujara is quite aware of leading to his decision of risking a single. It was a length ball from Josh Hazlewood that Pujara works into the on-side and is desperate to retain strike. Cummins moves to his right, picks it up one-handed and hits the bulls-eye as Pujara was a yard short.

Watch the video here:

 

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I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making a living watching and working around his favorite sport.

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