In fourth test of India Vs Australia Cheteshwar Pujara’s 193 knock and Rishabh Pant’s 159* knock India declared their first Innings with 622/7 on the second day of the test match at Sydney.
Chesteshwar Pujara is one of the consistent performer for India in Test cricket, his performance in test matches says it all in on going test series against Australia. Pujara’s highest run in this series helped his to aggregate 500+ runs mark for the first time in a Test series and has almost 30 hours on crease.
Cheteshwar Pujara batting performance helped team India in Sydney test as well. After winning the toss India opted to bat first, however the opening pair didn’t perform well and KL Rahul was back at pavilion in no time and then Cheteshwar Pujara came to bat. He made the bowler’s frustrated with his slow knock, he managed to brought up his 3rd test century on day 1 without disappointing his fans but he wants to play the big.
On day 2 Pujara breaks 150+ runs mark and move closer to the double ton, however it was pressured situation for him and on Nathan Lyon delivery he gave simple catch to him and miss the double ton by 7 runs only.
The record breaking list of Chesteshwar Pujara after the SCG Knock of 193 runs:
1- In past 70 years there was no player other then Cheteshwar Pujara to play 300+ balls in an innings in consecutive Test matches by an visitng player in Australia. The Great Indian player Vijay Hazare batted 300+ balls in both innings of the test match in 1948. He was last visiting player who batted 300+ balls in consecutive or in an innings in consecutive test matches.
2- Chesteshwar Pujara lost his wicket in 90’s or 190’s second time in his test career.
3 – Cheteshwar Pujara’s 3rd century in Australia at Sydney made a record as 5th most centuries by an Indian in Australia , surpassing the great legends like Virender Sehwag, Vijay Hazare and Mohinder Amarnath
4 – From the beginning of 2017, Cheteshwar Pujara has faced over 300+ deliveries 4 times in a Test innings other then any Indian players. He faced 525 balls against Australia in Ranchi Test, in Nagpur Test he faced 319 balls against Sri Lanka in the previous test series.
7 – Cheteshwar Pujara broke 150+ runs mark 7 times with Sydney Test ton, he also surpasses the past legends includes VVS Laxman, Mohammad Azharuddin and Dilip Vengsarkar for scoring most number of times 150 + runs in Test cricket.
18 – The Sydney Ton was 18th of his Test career, With this century Cheteshwar Pujara ranked above in the list of most number of test centuries by Dilip Vengsarkar(17) and VVS Laxman(17).
193 – The SCG’s ton by Pujara is the 5th highest individual score by an Indian in Australia. The Cricket God Sachin Tendulkar also holds the record at SCG in 2004 by scoring 241 runs highest by any Indian at Australia.
521- With this test ton Cheteshwar Pujara reaches to the 521 runs mark in the seven Innings in on going series between India vs Australia. Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid scored 692 and 619 runs respectively during 2014-15 and 2003-04 Australia Tour.
548 – Cheteshwar Pujara batted The number of minutes while scoring his 18th Test hundred. It happened to be the fourth time, the third-most by an Indian batsman.
1258 – No of balls faced by Cheteshwar Pujara the most by any Indian batsman in a Test series against Australia. He also broke the record of “The Wall of Indian Test cricket” Rahul Dravid i.e 1203 balls in 2003-04 tour. The numbers are also second most by a visiting player in a Test series in Australia since 1972, on top Alastair Cook has set record of 1438 deliveries in 2010-11 Ashes Series in Australia.
1869 – The approx number of minutes Cheteshwar Pujara batted in the India Vs Australia test series so far, the 3rd most by an Indian in test series. the up most record holder is Sunil Gavaskar for batting 1978 minute and 1976 minutes in 1971 test against Windies and 1981-82 test series against England respectively. (Pujara’s approximately batted 548 minutes in the first innings of the Sydney Test)