- Third Pujara century of the series lifts India to 4-303
- Hazlewood strikes with third ball, but Australia fail to fire
Cheteshwar Pujara’s third century of the series lifted India to 4-303 at stumps on day one of the fourth Test in Sydney, where Australia failed to strike with the second new ball. Pujara finished 130 not out at stumps, when his highest score of a career-best series significantly boosted India’s bid for a maiden Test series win in Australia.
India’s most productive day with the bat this summer started when Virat Kohli called correctly at the toss. Josh Hazlewood struck with his third delivery of the innings when recalled opener KL Rahul was out edging, but from that point on it was a day of toil for Australia’s star-studded attack.
Written by Australian Associated Press
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