On the second day of the four-day practice game between India and CA XI at the SCG, Luke Robins had sent Cheteshwar Pujara walking after bowling a beautiful delivery just after lunch. However, the first day of the game got washed out due to heavy rain.
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Shaw, Kohli among half-centurions
On day two, CA XI had won the toss and asked India to bat first. Cheteshwar Pujara, who joined Shaw early on, had played some good cricket, scoring 54 runs off 89 deliveries. Meanwhile, his stint at the crease included six boundaries.
Prithvi Shaw, who partnered with KL Rahul hit his first fifty on the Australian soil. Though Shaw didn’t get any support from KL at the other end, Pujara’s stay at the pitch helped him free his arms. Moreover, there were four other half-centurions from the Indian team which saw the Indian team score 358 runs in the first innings. Virat, the India captain, also got going with a fifty to his name. However, Aaron Hardie got him packing on 64.
Luke Robins got Pujara packing at the SCG
Meanwhile, a 24-year old pacer, Luke Robins who plays for Southern Australia got the big wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara. The India batting mainstay, who is known to keep his belly on the wicket, got deceived by a beautiful delivery and eventually got bowled on 54. Though he seemed disappointed with the fall of his wicket, Pujara has put his case for selection for the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.
However, at stumps on day two, Virat Kohli-led India got out at 358 while the hosts, the CA XI was on 24/0.
Here is the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara just after the lunch on day 2
What a seed! Luke Robins sends Pujara packing in the first over after lunch.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 29, 2018