India vs Australia: India win toss, elect to bat against Australia

India vs Australia: India win toss, elect to bat against Australia

Fast-bowler Ishant Sharma gave India the ideal start in the field as he dismissed Australian opener Aaron Finch in spectacular fashion in the first session of the second day of Adelaide Test on Friday.

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In marched superstar Kohli to a huge roar from the crowd, but a stunning catch by Usman Khawaja at gully off a Pat Cummins delivery saw him back in the pavilion for only three off 16 balls, with India in trouble.

If this innings is any indication of how India's top-order plans to play this series, the Border - Gavaskar Trophy isn't coming home.

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.

Pujara said he would now turn to coaching India's bowlers on the best methods for extracting the most from the Adelaide pitch. Cummins had one stump to aim at and he hit it with a side arm throw while still diving forward to dismiss the centurion.

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

Usman Khawaja vindicated his punishing year-long fitness regime by snaring a remarkable one-handed catch to get rid of danger man Virat Kohli barely half an hour into the first Test.

Vice captain Ajinkya Rahane and Pujara worked to steady the ship.

Sharma then needlessly tried the same shot on the next ball, and this time debutant Marcus Harris comfortably collected the steepling catch, with the right-hander once more failing to capitalise on a good start.

Pujara anchored vital partnerships with young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin before completing his century with a flick off his pads after scoring his 5,000th run in tests.