Australia v India in the first Test at Adelaide Oval

Australia v India in the first Test at Adelaide Oval

Australia v India in the first Test at Adelaide Oval

Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc all grabbed two wickets each as temperatures topped 36 degrees and the tourists wilted to 250-9 at stumps on day one.

Australia have silenced Virat Kolhi and every member of India's star-studded top order bar Cheteshwar Pujara, who fought back fastidiously with an impressive century on day one of the first Test at Adelaide Oval.

It could yet have a huge impact on the Test and series, with Pujara having already added 123 runs with the tail following the dismissal of wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant - the final recognised batsman.

They had lost 41 for four in the morning to Australia's fired-up seamers, with Khawaja taking a brilliant one-handed catch to remove Kohli after both the openers fell cheaply.

The 28-year-old pacer, however, said it is still early days in the Test match and they will need to work hard to achieve a win from here on.

In a rain-curtailed Test, that effectively was reduced to a three-day encounter, Pujara showed his tenacity on Day 2, when the conditions at Eden Gardens were in Sri Lanka's favour and had put India on the backfoot.

KL Rahul, who has been struggling for runs, flopped again, caught by Aaron Finch at third slip off Hazlewood for two.

"We got the wickets the way we thought we might get the wickets", Saker told the Seven Network.

Veteran Murali Vijay, in the side after young gun Prithvi Shaw suffered ankle ligament damage in a warm-up game, didn´t last much longer, caught behind by skipper Tim Paine of Starc for 11.

Just before the close, Pujara was run out by a direct hit from Pat Cummins to end his 246-ball innings.

Vice captain Ajinkya Rahane and Pujara worked to steady the ship. India included Rohit Sharma at number six instead of Hanuma Vihari. Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett previously held the record when he got there in his 36th Test, against South Africa in 1936 but when Yasir dismissed William Somerville on day four, he got there in just 33 Tests, thereby breaking the world record.

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