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Pujara makes his 50th Test memorable, notches up century in Colombo Test against Sri Lanka

India's Right handed batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara scored his 13th century on Day 1 of the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.


  |  Updated On : August 03, 2017 04:41 PM
Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara

New Delhi :  

India's Right handed batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara scored his 13th century on Day 1 of the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

The dependable batsman has 13 centuries to his name besides amassing 15 half centuries. Pujara became the seventh Indian batsman to score a hundred in his 50th Test.

The BCCI has nominated prolific run scorer Cheteshwar Pujara for the prestigious Arjuna award, acknowledging his stupendous show during the last Test season for India.

Pujara's form reached a new high two years ago in Sri Lanka where he made a strong comeback, hitting an unbeaten 145 in the final Test as India won the series 2-1.

The 29-year-old batsmen has not looked back since and seven of his 13 hundreds have come in past two years and he has easily been the pillar of India's strong batting line-up.

The team has been dominant and series wins over New Zealand, England and Australia were highlighted with a few Pujara classics.

This was also Pujara's second hundred of the series as he also scored a wonderful 153 in Galle Test where India won by a huge margin of  304 runs.
Earlier during the game, Pujara reached a career landmark when he amassed 4000 runs during his innings against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Colombo on Thursday.

Pujara reached the landmark in his 50th Test for India. The Saurashtra lad became the third fastest Indian to get to 4000 runs. He has taken 84 innings to accomplish the milestone, only behind Virender Sehwag (79 innings) and Sunil Gavaskar (81 innings). Pujara has scored 4000 runs at a staggering average of just over 52. The dependable batsman has 12 centuries to his name besides amassing 15 half centuries. 

First Published: Thursday, August 03, 2017 04:33 PM

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