The Indian cricket team saved their best for the last, as they made the Aussie bowlers toil on Day One of the fourth Test between the two teams in Sydney. Virat Kohli and co. made the host bowlers work, and fielders run, as they managed to amass 303 for 4 in the 90 overs in the day.
Cheteshwar Pujara lead from the front, yet again, as he scored another well deserved century, his third in the series, before ending the day unbeaten on 130. He got extensive support from opener Mayank Agarwal, who scored 77, his second half century in as many matches, and Hanuma Vihari, who remained unbeaten on 39.
Their displays meant that for the first time in the series, either of the team managed to post more than 300 in a day. Prior to this fixture, neither of the teams had managed to score 300 runs in day, highlighting how tough batting had been in the three matches.
But the Day One of the Sydney Test was a happy sight for the Indian batters. After Kohli won the toss, his batsmen vindicated his decision, despite some early pressure by the Australian bowlers.
KL Rahul, making a comeback, was dismissed cheaply yet again, giving Aussies a reason to cheer. But after that, it was gloom for the hosts, as Agarwal and Pujara took them to the swords. The two put on 116 for the second wicket, and for once, scored at a good pace. Despite Agarwal's dismissal for 77, India did kept moving forward, and managed to get past the 300-run mark for the day with steady partnerships thereafter.