Pujara defends India’s 250 at Adelaide Oval

Last Updated: Dec 06 2018 16:44

CRICKET- The Day 1 of the ongoing Test match between India and Australia at the Adelaide Oval has ended and the major highlight of the day was undoubtedly Cheteshwar Pujara’s inning of 123.

India at one point was on 44-4 but Pujara’s 123 helped the visitors stay in the opening Test against Australia.

“It was one of my top innings in Test cricket, I could say top five. I can’t rate whether it was one of the best but the teammates who were appreciating said that this is one of the best,” Pujara said.

Despite experts saying this is a 400-wicket, Pujara feels 250 is a decent first-innings total, considering the conditions.

“It is not an easy wicket to bat on. Sometimes when you are seeing it on TV, it doesn’t look like it is doing a lot. “It is the grass. The odd ball is skidding on and the odd ball is holding a bit more from the grass. I would say it is kind of two-paced and it is not easy to bat [on it].”

India ended day on a respectable 250/9.