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Sehwag, Pietersen Pay Tribute After Another Pujara Masterclass

Cricketnext Staff |January 3, 2019, 12:50 PM IST
Sehwag, Pietersen Pay Tribute After Another Pujara Masterclass

Another Test, another century from Cheteshwar Pujara dominated the talk on Twitter as India ended Day One of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground at 303 for 4 and in control. It was the first time a side posted 300 on board on the first day of a Test in the current series, which further illustrates how good the batting was from the tourists.

Earlier in the day, having opted to bat first, the away side would have hoped for a good start but it wasn’t to be as KL Rahul was out caught in the slips, early in the piece.

The Australians went after the in-form Mayank Agarwal with some short stuff but to the credit of the Indian opener, he came out triumph.

Agarwal took Lyon on and hit him for a couple of sixes before falling short trying to go for another one.

Virat Kohli showed his support for the 'Pink Test' by using bat and gloves with a pink tinge on it when he came out to bat. He looked assured before getting out caught down the leg side of the bowling of Hazlewood.

This is how Kohli got his 2019 going but India would have wished for more from him as always.

Cheteshwar Pujara though carried on his good form, notching up more than 400 runs, bringing up his third Test ton in the series.

Back at Number 6 since KL Rahul was back at the top, Hanuma Vihari played himself in and also played a few shots to give Pujara good company to see through the day.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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