The wise, recent man born in our times. Cheteshwar Pujara was everything Australia did not need him to be nowadays. The 30-year-old beat the daylights out of the hosts together with his third hundred of the series, and his eighteenth overall in Tests, as Asian country capitalised on winning the toss by painful up 303 for four at Stumps on Day one of the fourth and final take a look at in Sydney.
Pujara came to the crease within the second over, once KL Rahul’s latest edge to the slip cordon meant he’d set sail on the trail to bunnyhood, changing into razz Hazlewood’s wicket for the fourth time in take a look at cricket. Pujara met everything with a dead bat within the morning session, ANd had an ready help in Mayank Agarwal. The 27-year-old opener picked up his second time period in as several Tests, hot the off-side together with his unbelievable punches through cowl to create up for Pujara’s boring solidity at the opposite finish.
The attractive strokes, though, sealed the manner for a few powerful runs for Mayank. He was peppered with short balls on either aspect of the lunch break, and his back-foot play looked prudent, particularly against Mitchell Starc’s pace and angle from over the wicket. He was even hit on the helmet by a rising short ball. Mayank’s fault lay in however he tried to hop and defend each short ball, not like Pujara’s classical sways and ducks at the opposite finish – even so a helmet blow he copped from Hazlewood. The opener managed to survive with soft hands tho’, staying back and taking part in the ball late till he had Nathan city bowling to him. The toil was done, he had hit a beautiful straight six off Lyon’s 1st ball of the over once he wished to try and do it once more, and fell prey to greed at long-on.