AUS vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara becomes 11th Indian batsman, scoring 6000 test runs

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AUS vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara scored 77 runs from 205 balls on his gritty knock.© AFP


Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara hit a new personal milestone on Monday when he completed 6,000 runs in Test cricket to become the 11th batsman to achieve the feat for India. Pujara reached the milestone on the fifth and final days of the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). In the 76th over of India’s second innings, Pujara broke a boundary at Nathan Lyon, completing his 6000 runs as well as his half century.

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Pujara and Rishabh Pant led the chase of 407 in India’s first two sessions on Monday, scoring their respective 1950s. In the process, Pant became the youngest wicket-keeper (23 years and 95 days) to score more than fifty runs in the fourth innings of a test match in Australia, beating the record held by former Australian wicket-keeper Ian Healy who was 24 years old. and 216 days when he reached the feat.

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Pant got out for 97 runs after missing a shot of Nathan Lyon giving birth, missing a well-deserved century.

Pujara also fell for 77 runs shortly after, giving Australia back the advantage.

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