Cheteshwar Pujara scored his first hundred in Australia with a superb knock, leading India’s scorecard after the dismissals of leading batsmen in the first Test of the four-match series against Australia at Adelaide on Thursday. Cheteshwar Pujara reached the triple figure in Test cricket for the 16th time, his third against Australia. He was the ninth man out, for 123 off 246 deliveries, showing excellent calm under pressure. Pujara led India’s fight against an aggressive home team after India opted to bat at the Adelaide Oval.
With a superb knock, Chi also reached 5,000 Test runs in his 108th inning. Parenthetically, India’s most famous Test batsman Rahul Dravid had also reached the same milestones in equal innings.