India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara scores initial century for hosts in a series


Cheteshwar Pujara crushed 17 fours to move adult his eleventh Test hundred. (Source: Reuters)

In a 94th over Cheteshwar Pujara lifted his bat to acknowledge a spectators as Karun Nair congratulated a right handed batsman for reaching to another milestone. Pujara brought adult his 11th Test hundred with a four. Pujara’s ton is a initial hundred by an Indian batsman in a persisting array opposite Australia.

A plain start supposing by KL Rahul and Murali Vijay on Day 2 of a third Test in Ranchi, had helped Pujara to take his time to settle down. Resuming from where Pujara and Murali Vijay had left on a second day, as a twin combined 73 runs before Steve O’Keefe pennyless a partnership in a final over before Lunch.

Vijay, along with Rahul had combined 91-runs, found himself propitious as a opener mislaid his wicket while batting during 82. In a fourth round of a 70th over, he charged brazen to play a round though misjudged it and a visiting wicketkeeper Matthew Wade was discerning adequate to chase his bails. With Vijay descending in a final over, India went into Lunch for 193/3.

After blank a century in a second Test during Bangalore, he once again looked in organisation control as he brought adult his second Test hundred opposite Australia in 214 balls.

On his approach to a milestone, he fake a 102 run mount with Vijay, 32-run with skipper Virat Kohli (6) while a 51-run mount with Ajinkya Rahane (14). Pat Cummins, creation his quip after some-more than 6 years, pennyless Pujara-Rahane partnership as a after was held behind by Wade in a 90th over.

Pujara showed good focus to measure his 16th half-century that also helped a hosts strech 206 for a detriment of dual wickets. He brought adult his half-century with a four off Steve O’Keefe by hitting the round between mid-off and cover.

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