Sydney: Cheteshwar Pujara grabbed the headlines on Thursday with his third century of the series against Australia but Mayank Agarwal's innings of 77 was another bright spot for India on a day when pretty much everything went right for the tourists.
India may ride high at number one on the world test rankings, and on the proof of the very beginning at the Sydney Cricket Ground look set to win a first test arrangement in Australia, yet the opening association has been a tricky zone.
India won the hurl and chose to bat first. Kohli figured that the pitch would get progressively hard to bat on as the match wore on thus batting initially is something India had chosen to complete much before on the off chance that they won the hurl. The Indian commander said that Mayank Agarwal will be joined by KL Rahul at the highest point of the request and Kuldeep Yadav will be Ravindra Jadeja's turn accomplice.
KL Rahul looked jumpy all through his short remain in the center. The conveyance that did him was at least somewhat great Josh Hazlewood however it was likewise one that he could have effortlessly taken off alone. Cheteshwar Pujara then came in and fortified the mark that may have been made by that wicket. He and Agarwal guaranteed that Australia got just a single wicket in that session.
Agarwal, a backbone of the Karnataka and India A sides, was called up for his introduction after India lost the second test in Perth and benefited as much as possible from his possibility with innings of 76 and 42 as the voyagers pounded Australia in Melbourne.
On Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, he again indicated incredible control and no little fearlessness, getting over hits to his elbow and head protector as the Australian pacemen exposed him to a blast any semblance of which he had never confronted.
He made due to achieve the 50 years stamp by punching the ball through the spreads for four to wind up just the third Indian opener after Sunil Gavaskar and Shaw to score fifties in two of their initial three test innings.
Virat Kohli came in and appeared to get from where he left off in the principal innings at MCG. The combine baffled the Australians for the early piece of the third session however Kohli before long tumbled to Hazlewood.
In any case, that did not bring any plan of action for Australia. Ajinkya Rahane was finished by a snorter of a conveyance from Starc and his expulsion implied that the stand finished two runs shy of 50. Australia had their tails up by that point however Hanuma Vihari came in and beat it down.
It was amid this stand Pujara achieved his eighteenth Test century. This was his third of an arrangement in which he has gone on overdrive. Before the day's over, the organization among Vihari and Pujara had swollen 75 and the wicket of Rahane remained the keep going one to fall on Day 1.