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India vs Australia 1st Test: Cheteshwar Pujara rescues India after top-order collapse on Day 1

After a poor start, India managed to reach a respectable 250 for nine on day one of the first Test in Adelaide on Thursday.

Despite a poor start in the opening encounter of the four-match Test series, India managed to reach a respectable 250/9 on day one of the first Test in Adelaide on Thursday. As the wickets kept tumbling on the other end, Cheteshwar Pujara stood tall as he scored his maiden Test ton in Australia, helping India end the day on a positive note. (AP Photo)

At one stage were 41/4 for four. Openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay fell cheaply, as both of them were dismissed at 2 and 11. More trouble heaped on the visitors as Usman Khawaja took a brilliant one-handed catch to remove Virat Kohli for 3. (AP Photo)

India's talisman Kohli was removed by an inspired fielding by Usman Khawaja when he pinched a stunning one-handed catch with a full-stretch leap in the gully. The Indian skipper was among five of India's top six batsmen who lost their wickets with loose shots. (AP Photo)

India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane also failed to rise to the occasion, as the right-handed batsman was dismissed for 13. (AP Photo)

As the wickets kept tumbling on the other end, Cheteshwar Pujara stood tall to notch his maiden Test ton in Australia, 16th overall, and help India end the day on a positive note. The right-handed middle-order batsman scored 123 runs, which included seven fours and two maximums. (AP Photo)

Pujara, who completed 5000 runs in Tests, was dismissed in the final delivery of the day after he fell short from completing a single. (AP Photo)