He went from 89 to 101 in just three deliveries, belting a six and four in consecutive balls before pouncing on a gift from Mitchell Starc to post his 16th Test century. Although the pitch had a tinge of grass on it, it was expected to be batting paradise for the batsman once you negate the first hour.
Cheteshwar Pujara (46) and Ravichandran Ashwin (5) were at the crease when the tea was declared. I knew that I had to stay patient and wait for the loose balls. "I also felt that our top order should have batted better but they will learn from the mistakes", he said on Thursday.
"We're not going to be tentative anyone, we just have to bat our game". "If you'd said to us at the beginning of the day after losing the toss that we have them at 250-9, we'd have bitten your arm off", he said.
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"When your batting with a tailender, you never know how long can they last so you have to take your chances", he said.
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"It was tough in the heat but once we were seven down, I had to accelerate and play my shots", Pujara said. In the process, Pujara brought up his half-century and kept pushing India towards a respectable first-innings score.
But the moment of the day came when Pat Cummins entered the attack and Kohli (3) chased the young firebrand's third delivery. Ashwin chipped in with 25 runs but was able to play out 76 deliveries.
The hosts will play their first Test on home soil since that infamous Cape Town Test against South Africa and Langer said his team also have a lot to prove.
"I was a bit disappointed but I had to take that single because only the last two balls were left and I thought I should be on strike, so I took the chance but he fielded brilliantly", he explained.
Of the two Indian openers, K L Rahul (2) looked out of sorts against their express pace, and was unsurprisingly dismissed cheaply.
Harris, who was picked on the back of being the second highest run-scorer in Sheffield Shield this season, looked in good nick and unruffled by the occasion, hitting three fours in a solid 26. But this didn't work against the pacers, who pushed Indian batsmen back with their flawless length and induced drives thereafter.