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Australia vs India 2018, 1st Test: Cheteshwar Pujara Bags an Unwanted Test Record

Cheteshwar Pujara, Australia vs India 2018/19
Pujara bagged an unwanted record to his name during the Adelaide Test. Image Courtesy: Getty

The day one of the Adelaide Test entirely belonged to Cheteshwar Pujara, as far as the individual performances are concerned. He knocked a breathtaking 123 to his name to give India a moderate total on the board. However, it didn’t end in a decent way for Pujara, who got dismissed run out just ahead of stumps.

Meanwhile, Pujara numbered seven boundaries and a couple of sixes in his innings, which shows his resilence at the crease. He built his innings by knocking the ball for singles and doubles to keep Australians on their toes. In total, he faced 231 deliveries to his name.

Cheteshwar Pujara equals ”Most Runouts” in a calendar year:

Pujara is not only among the run-scorers in the Test Calendar year but also found the top place in the runouts category. He got dismissed in a runout fashion 4th time in the ongoing year thus equalling the record of Bill Lawry.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Australia vs India 2018, Adelaide Test

Cheteshwar Pujara was run out on 123. (Credits – Getty Images)

Back then in 1964, Lawry got dismissed for four times, and now, it is Cheteshwar Pujara. However, Pujara has always been the struggler when it comes to running between the wickets. And finally, the certain stat has exposed it out.

Moreover, as far as the Indian cricket is concerned, Pujara is at the third place in being dismissed by a runout. He registered it eight times where Rahul Dravid with 13, and Sachin Tendulkar with 9, take top two places for team India.

Well, it is quite a disturbing stat to have for a batsman, as it is the most unfortunate way to get out. Nonetheless, Cheteshwar Pujara is always a class player and his knock in Adelaide is going to be one of his top five innings for India. Coming to the ongoing Test, Chesteshwar Pujara’s knock helped the Indian team to stay in the hunt at equal terms with Australia. At the end of day one play, India scored 250/9.

Prashanth Relangi

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