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Australia vs India, Ist Test, Day 1: As it happened: Pujara ton boosts India

Cheteshwar Pujara hundred held India together

Adelaide, December 6: An Indian team brimming with confidence will aim to finally shed the poor travellers' tag when it takes on a circumspect Australia in what is being perceived as the tourists' best opportunity to win a Test series Down Under in 70 years.


While the narrative remained same during the earlier tours of South Africa (1-2) and England (0-4), Virat Kohli and his men will like to walk the talk as India's tough cycle of away assignment ends with this four-Test series beginning at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday (December 6). Here's MyKhel Live Update of first Australia vs India Test.

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01:05 pm

Pujara run out for 123 and India end the day at 250/9

12:46 pm

Pujara 100 -- 16th in Test cricket and 3rd vs Australia. What an innings and he has singlehandedly held India together

12:40 pm

6 and 4 Pujara off Hazlewood and he marches to 99

12:34 pm

WICKET NO 8: Ishant b Starc 4 and India are 210/8. Full, quick and rattled the stump.

12:19 pm

So here comes the New Ball and Starc will use it. 10 overs remaining for the day.

12:11 pm

200 up for India with Pujara (82) and Ishant (4) at crease

11:53 am

Wicket No 7: Ashwin falls to a real jaffa from Cummins and the edge was taken at second slip by Peter Handscomb and India are 189/7

11:49 am

New ball is due in 6 overs and Australia will take it straightaway while Pujara and Ashwin are showing how runs are made against a relentless attack

11:31 am

50 partnership between Pujara and Ashwin for the 7th wicket has steadied India a bit. But plenty of work to be done still.

10:45 am

50 up for Pujara, wonderful, composed innings. Just that there was not much takers for his method today in the Indian camp

10:34 am

Final session of Day 1 begins at Adelaide. India are 143/6 with Pujara (46) and Ashwin (5) at crease.

10:14 am

TEA and India are 143/6 with Pujara holding this innings together with a 46

09:48 am

WICKET NO 6: Pant is snaffled by Lyon- a fine off break and it took the edge en route to Paine behind the wicket. India are 127/6

09:45 am

India are 127/5 -- Pujara looks solid while Pant is living on the edge

09:45 am

India are 127/5 -- Pujara looks solid while Pant is living on the edge

09:11 am

100 up for India. And Pant flicks Starc for six but he's living dangerously out there.

09:05 am

Rohit Sharma - dismissed on seven occasions against Australia in Tests 4 by Nathan Lyon 2 by Shane Watson 1 Mitchell Johnson Stats courtesy: Mohandas Menon

09:00 am

Wicket No 5: Rohit c Harris b Lyon 37 as India are tottering at 86/5. Pant is the new man in.

08:45 am

Rohit Sharma looks in good touch and a six off Cummins over covers testified to that effect. Remember the ball was some 143 clicks. India need a big knock from Rohit and Pujara

08:24 am

Both Pujara and Rohit looked in control here.

08:11 am

Session 2 begins and Cummins will start the proceedings against Rohit and Pujara.

07:34 am

End of session 1. India are 56/4 with Pujara and Rohit at crease. Can India comeback in the Session 2? Have your breakfast or lunch depends on where you are and be ready for another intense session.

07:23 am

50 up for India but they have lost 4 wickets.

07:20 am

Big duty for Rohit and Pujara. Can they see out this first session -- little over 10 minutes remaining

07:08 am

Rohit Sharma is the new man and he has a big job to do and what an opportunity for him

07:07 am

Wicket No 4: Rahane falls to Hazlewood and India are 41/4

06:57 am

Indian batsmen are not exactly steady against Lyon's off spin.

06:37 am

Spin for the first time on this day -- Nathan Lyon into attack.

06:24 am

WICKET NO 3: And it is the big fish too. Kohli falls to a stunning catch by Usman Khawaja at gully pulls of a stunning catch. But a shot way away from body by Kohli and India are 3 down.

06:19 am

First change for Australia and It's Pat Cummins.

06:08 am

Wicket No 2: M Vijay stabbed at a delivery outside off from Starc and Paine had not much difficulty in taking that chance. India are two down. And the headline man is in -- Virat Kohli

05:59 am

First 4 off the match and it came from M Vijay - a rather loose flail outside the off off Hazlewood.

05:53 am

As for now, the pitch offers some genuine bounce and pace to the Aussie quicks and Starc has clocked some 148 clicks in this spell.

05:41 am

Wicket No 1: KL Rahul played a loose shot outside off stump off Josh Hazlewood and Aaron Finch made no errors at slips. India are 3/1

05:35 am

Vijay-Rahul opening stands outside of India: 0, 48, 4, 3, 28, 11, 7, 0, 0: Average: 11.22

05:31 am

KL Rahul and M Vijay are out there for India to open while left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc will open the bowling for Australia

05:27 am

National anthems have been played out and it's just a few minutes for the first ball.

05:09 am

Australia 1 Aaron Finch, 2 Marcus Harris, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Shaun Marsh, 5 Peter Handscomb, 6 Travis Head, 7 Tim Paine (capt & wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood India 1 KL Rahul, 2 M Vijay, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rohit Sharma, 7 Rishabh Pant (wk), 8 R Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

05:08 am

Rohit Sharma will play in the XI instead of Hanuma Vihari.

05:06 am

Finally, Kohli has won a toss and India will bat. It's a drop-in pitch but experts says it's loaded with runs. Let's see how it goes.

04:30 am

Welcome to the Live Update session of Day 1 of the first Test between India and Australia. Toss is some 30 minutes away. Have a cuppa and wait for the big occasion.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4:28 [IST]
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