Pujara stretches his purple patch with bat
By Aditya Pratap - Nov 25, 2017 3:10 pm
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Cheteshwar Pujara has scored a sublime hundred against Sri Lanka on the second day of Nagpur Test. This was his 14th hundred in Test career and 44th in the First Class cricket. In the process, he shared a 209-run stand for the second wicket with partner-in-crime Murali Vijay. He remained unbeaten on 121 at the end of the second day’s game.

Pujara has become India’s mainstay in the five-day cricket and always score runs in need. Earlier this year, he batted the longest innings among any Indian batsmen in terms of balls against Australia in Ranchi. His fifty in Kolkata Test was a very top-class knock in an eventual English condition. Also, he became third Indian ever to bat all five days of a Test match in the series opener of India-Sri Lanka series.

Meanwhile, Saurashtra lad touched a feat which was untouched by his teammates this year. He became the first Indian batsmen to cross 1000 calendar runs in 2017. Overall, South African Dean Elger is topping this chart while Lankan Dimuth Karunaratne also crossed this mark in this match.

India finished the day 2 at 312/2 with Captain Kohli is unbeaten on 54 while Pujara is partnering him on the other end. Thus, tomorrow will be the 8th straight day for him with the bat in hands. After batting for all five days in Kolkata, he came to bat on the first day of Nagpur Test at the brisk of stumps.