New Delhi, Dec. 7 -- Cheteshwar Pujara scored a gritty 123 in punishing conditions to steady the Indian innings after the visitors lost early wickets on Day 1 of their first Test match against Australia in Adelaide on Thursday.

Pujara's 16th Test hundred and first in Australia helped India recover to 250-9 at stumps, after they had been reduced to 127-6 at one stage. He also rated his 16th Test ton as among his most memorable, hitting seven fours and two sixes in his 246-ball stay at the crease as wickets fell around him.

Pujara currently has the best average against Australia in the list of Indians with minimum 1200 runs in Tests and in the overall list, he is currently in the fourth position. It is a huge feat for him as his average i...