Rock-like Pujara scores third century of Australia series

Irrepressible Cheteshwar Pujara stroked his third century of the summer Thursday to steer India into a commanding position at 239 for four in the decisive fourth and final Test.

The rock-like number three has been by far the best batsman from either side across the series against Australia, and brought up his ton in Sydney with a boundary off Mitchell Starc.

It was another innings of patience and concentration, with the 30-year-old reaching three figures in 199 balls with 13 fours.


The landmark was his 18th century in his 68th Test and follows a stellar 123 in the first Test in Adelaide and 106 in the third Test at Melbourne.

Pujara came to the crease when opener KL Rahul was out for nine and, as he has done all series, quickly dug in.

He survived a review decision for caught behind on 12 but was otherwise unmovable.

The experienced right-hander tends not to play much white ball cricket and has credited the extra time he has to prepare for Tests as key to his performances.


This article has been posted by a News Hour Correspondent. For queries, please contact through [email protected]
No Comments

Translate this News

Join the Facebook Group

Click here to join the Facebook group of News Hour

Popular Posts

Grameenphone brings in the iPhone 11 series in Bangladesh
Singer offers “Free AC Cleaning Service" in Bangladesh
Founder of Cut, Copy and Paste, Larry Tesler dies
Paperfly launches delivery services covering 64 districts in Bangladesh
Bangladesh score 52, India ranks 154th out of 195 countries on healthcare index
Space for Youth at Youth Town Hall


News of the Month

January 2019
« Dec   Feb »
Scroll Up
%d bloggers like this: