IND vs AUS, Day 1 in pictures: Pujara the saving grace as Indian batsmen struggle

While India kept losing wickets at the other end, Cheteshwar Pujara stood tall and hit a century to give a semblance of decency to India's score against Australia at the end of Day 1 at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Pujara scored 123 to help India to a modest 250/9 at the end of Day against Australia. Photo: AP
Mitchell Starc opened the bowling for Australia and kept Indian batsmen on tenterhooks with his throbbing pace. Here, he celebrates after accounting for the wicket of Indian opener Murali Vijay. Photo: Getty Images
All eyes were on Virat Kohli to steady the ship after Indian openers fell early to Australian pacers, but the skipper made the long walk back to the pavilion soon after, scoring just three runs. Photo: AP
Usman Khawaja took a stunning catch at gully to dismiss Indian captain Virat Kohli. Photo: AP
Pat Cummins (second left) was clearly ecstatic and celebrated Virat Kohli's dismissal with his teammates. Photo: APc
Ravichandran Ashwin did his best to stabilise the Indian innings in the company of Cheteshwara Pujara. He fell for 25 to Pat Cummins after contributing in a much-needed 62-run partnership. Photo: Reuters
With Pujara being run out in the last ball of the last over of the day, the possibility of India extending its first innings score looks bleak. Photo: Reuters