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SportAustralia v India: Pat Cummins' runout described as the 'best ever' by Adam Gilchrist

15:41  06 december  2018
15:41  06 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Adam Craig Gilchrist , AM (/ˈɡɪlkrɪst/; born 14 November 1971), nicknamed "Gilly" or "Churchy", is an Australian former international cricketer and former captain of Australia

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Adam Gilchrist has described a Pat Cummins runout in the final over of the day as "the best ever".

Having made a patient century, Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara pushed for a quick single, nudging a Josh Hazlewood delivery to the on side as he darted for one.

But in an incredible show of athleticism, made all the more impressive given he had bowled 19 overs (2/49) in the searing Adelaide heat on Thursday, Australia's Cummins managed to dive, quickly scoop up the ball and throw down the stumps at the non-striker's end, with only one to aim at.

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It sent Pujara on his way after scoring a composed 123 from 246 balls. The runout occurred on what turned out to be the final ball of the day, with not enough time for a new batsman to come to the crease given it was close to the cut-off time of 6pm (local).

Given Pujara was on top of the bowlers at the end of the day, it was a crucial blow from Cummins, with India now 9/250 at stumps on day one of the first Test. Had Pujara remained, India's chances of scrounging out extra runs on Friday morning would have been far greater.

Gilchrist heaped praise on Cummins after the runout.

Watch Cummins' runout below:

"That should not be allowed!" Gilchrist said on Fox Cricket's coverage.

"A fast bowler who's bowled 20 overs, in the last two minutes of the day, what an athlete!

"What a way to finish for the Australians. That'll have their tails up. What an inspirational runout by Pat Cummins.

"That's the best runout ever! I'm calling it, I'm calling it early!"

Mark Waugh echoed Gilchrist, and also touched on Usman Khawaja's brilliant catch earlier in the day to dismiss Virat Kohli for just three off Cummins' bowling.

Watch Khawaja's catch below:

"That's an unbelievable bit of fielding from Pat Cummins. Wow, that's special," Waugh said on the telecast.

"Along with Usman Khawaja's catch, that's two great bits of fielding today.

"That's magnificent fielding, side-on, diving and throwing in one motion from the big quick."

Australia's resistance comes to naught as India draw first blood.
Australia fought to the end, forcing the visitors to take the extra time after the designated tea break to complete a rare Indian victory on these shores. The hosts got closer than many thought they would, dismissed for 291 in pursuit of India's target of 323. "It's pretty shattering," Australia captain Tim Paine said. © AP Fightback: Pat Cummins watches the ball during a knock that showed he has the attitude of a front-line batsman. Shaun Marsh top-scored with 60, a knock that will secure his place for the next Test, while the tail showed tremendous fight, adding 104 for the final three wickets.

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