'The New Wall': Cheteshwar Pujara plays 258 Balls in Australia Series, Breaks Rahul, Virat Record Gavaskar' record

Jan 04 2019 01:17 PM
'The New Wall': Cheteshwar Pujara plays 258 Balls in Australia Series, Breaks  Rahul, Virat Record Gavaskar' record

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 193 runs in India's first innings on the final Test against Australia to put his side in the driver's seat. His determined knock came in 373 deliveries. In this feat  he hit 22 fours. He missed his double century post being dismissed caught & bowled by Nathan Lyon on Day 2 of Sydney Test.

As per the statistician Mohandas Menon, India's number 3 batsman Pujara has  till the time batted for 1702 minutes or 28 hours and 22 minutes in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Test series. And if India bat again for their second innings, these numbers could change considerably.

The 30-year-old shows his hunger to score runs once more, his defensive calculated  batting ensured that he broke a new record on the go, which had been in the name of  Rahul Dravid for the last fifteen years.

Yes that’s true Pujara has now faced 1258* deliveries in the series which is the most by an Indian cricketer in a Test series in Australia. He surpassed Dravid's 1203 balls record in 2003-04 series, Virat Kohli's 1,093 balls in 2014-15 and Sunil Gavaskar's 1,032 balls in 1977-78.

 

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