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Australia vs India: Remembering the evergreen Adelaide Test of 2003

Chetan Bhandi
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Day 1: Whirlwind Batting Display by hosts

Kiss of the punter: Ponting after reaching the three-figure mark
Kiss of the punter: Ponting after reaching the three-figure mark

On Day 1 of the Adelaide Test, Steve Waugh won the toss and didn't think twice to bat first. In order to leave behind the modest batting performance of Brisbane, Australian batsmen started coming down heavily on Indian bowlers scoring at a rapid pace.

Opener Justin Langer scored a quick fire 58 off 72 balls while Ricky Ponting (famously known as "Punter") made the mincemeat of Indian bowlers scoring a brisk century. The Aussie Vice Captain kept on getting good support from the batsmen at the other end who also chipped in with small but useful contributions.

At the stumps on Day 1, Australia had reached a mammoth 400 for the loss of 5 wickets scoring at the rate of 4.5 runs per over. All Indian bowlers were taken to the cleaners by the Punter.

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