Highlights of the game …
- Pujara faced total of 1258 deliveries for his 521 runs, a good 52.4 overs per Test.
- Agarwal became the first Indian opener to get a half-century on debut in Australia.
- From picking up crucial wickets to scoring utility half-centuries, throwing in from the deep, Jadeja brought a great amount of positive energy to the side.
Ahead of the series, as India prepared to get their batting order correct, a team meeting was called to take stock of the options at hand. Prithvi Shaw had been ruled out and India found themselves one step forward, two steps back. Skipper Kohli and coach Shastri then handed the task of seeing of the shine to Cheteshwar Pujara. “Just go out there and meditate. You’ll have to be the last batsman getting out. Runs are secondary. Play time, “is what Shastri said and Pujara did what he does best, which ultimately contributed to the win of the series.