WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 06, 2018, 12.40 PM
Cheteshwar Pujara slammed his 16th Test century in the opening Test against Australia on Thursday, also his first century on Australian soil.
In a pressure situation when other players stumbled in front of the Australian brutal bowling, Pujara was at the helm of salvaging India's innings in Adelaide.
Pujara also completed his 5000 Test runs.
Earlier, Australia grabbed quick wickets in the first session, including the prized scalp of star batsman Virat Kohli, to have India on the ropes.
After winning the toss on a day when temperatures are forecast to hit 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit), the visitors crumbled under an opening barrage from quicks Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.
Australian spinner Nathan Lyon struck twice to expose India's tail.
Pujara scores his 16th Test century! He also completes 5000 runs in Test cricket! 👏