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India’s Cheteshwar Pujara says ton against Australia was his top five innings
- Updated: December 6, 2018
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says the century he scored today in Adelaide against Australia in the first Test has to be one of the best innings he has played in his career.
Virat Kohli led side ended the first day of the first Test with 250 runs on the board and losing nine wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara was the top scorer for the Men in Blue scoring 123 runs before he was run out.
While Pujara was holding his ground on one end, wickets kept falling at the other end. Pujara was struggling with fitness and despite the overall situation, he managed to make sure the scoreboard kept ticking.
“It is one of my top innings in Test cricket, I could say top five. The way the team-mates appreciated it, they were saying it was one of the best,” Pujara said in ESPN Cricinfo’s report.
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With not a lot of runs on the board for India, Pujara says the track is not easy to bat on and he is of the belief that the pitch would favour India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the coming days.
“I would say it is a decent total because there is enough turn,” Pujara said of India’s 250 for 9.
“Ashwin will also come into play. Sometimes when you are seeing it on TV, it doesn’t look like it is doing a lot but when I batted in the first and second sessions, I felt it wasn’t easy to bat on. I will share my experience of what line and length to bowl on this pitch with our fast bowlers.
“It is the grass. The oddball is skidding on, and the oddball is holding a bit more from the grass. I would say it is kind of a two-paced pitch, not easy to bat on.”