Watch: Cummins’ sharp throw to dismiss Pujara
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins had a sharp throw to stumps to dismiss the centurion on day 1 in Adelaide, Cheteshwar Pujara.
The most awaited Test series between India and Australia has just started in Adelaide Oval and the hosts clearly had a dominant day on the opening day of the four-match Test series.
Even though there were high talks on the Indian cricket team before the start of the series, the visitors had more struggle on day 1 with a bat as they subjected to a drastic batting collapse.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first in the regular Adelaide pitch. But Indian batsmen were unable to make a mark as they struggled a lot against the pace battery of Australia.
Fortunately, the visitors got a valuable knock from their no.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara who scored his 16th ton in the longest format of the game and that knock guided India to a respectable position of 250/9 at the end of day 1.
After scoring the ton, Cheteshwar Pujara changed the gear and accelerated his batting since he was batting with the bowler and Mohammad Shami and only two wickets were left.
Pujara played completely opposite to what he did before reaching the century. It was in the 88th over and almost close the stumps on day 1. Pujara worked the ball from Hazlewood to short mid-wicket.
The pacer Pat Cummins collected the ball there and made a throw towards the non-strikers end with a dive where Pujara was running towards. The ball hit the stumps directly and put an end card to the knock of Pujara on 123.
Here is the video:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 6, 2018