Cheteshwar Pujara century takes the Score to 250, for India and bring back in the game at the First day stumps
India, meanwhile, should bring out a cake for Pujara. It has been a strike that has not only put India back in the game, but has also allowed the team to escape a blistering and humiliating start to the tour. His fine hundred sees India end with a trustworthy 250/9, although they will be kicking themselves for the kind of shots they played earlier in the day.
He’s playing more shots now with just the back end for a company and has rushed to a fine hundred. It’s his 16th in Test cricket.
India’s best stand of the day, worth 62, has been broken. Ashwin is squared up by this one from Cummins and he edges of the slip circle. India 189/7.
Two of India’s best batsmen have been dismissed thanks to an outstanding fielding from the Australians today. They might have been sloppy at times, but they have shown that games can turn when the fielding is top mark.
That’s some way to end the day for Australia. Pujara, with stumps just a few balls away, looks to steal a quick single and safeguard he’s batting when play resumes at the other end. But Pat Cummins has other ideas, a super dive from mid on and a clear-cut throw while diving sees Pujara dismissed for a masterly 123.