Pujara joins 3000-run club

India finished the opening day of the second Test against England at a decent 317 for 4 at the end of play. Cheteshwar Pujara (119) and captain Virat Kohli (151*) illuminated the day for the hosts at India’s most current Test setting, the YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam, restoring India from 22 for 2 with a 226-run stand. James Anderson was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets.

2 Players getting to the 3000-run check today for India Murali Vijay was the first to arrive in his 75th innings while Pujara came to there in seven innings less, later in the innings.

It took Pujara 36 Innings taken to achieve 2000 keeps running at home. He is the sixteenth to do as such and the second speediest to the historic point for India after Mohammad Azharuddin, who came to there in only 33 innings.

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10 Hundreds for Pujara in Tests and he has never been expelled in the 90s. The players with more hundreds while never getting expelled in the nineties are Don Bradman (29), Michael Vaughan (18), Ian Botham (14), Polly Umrigar(12) and Ijaz Ahmed (12).

3 Hundreds scored by Pujara in the lady Test at a setting in India – the most by a player. Before his 119 today in Vizag’s lady Test, he scored hundreds in the lady Tests in Indore and Rajkot in his last two Tests. The others with more than one such occurrence are Sachin Tendulkar (Lucknow and Nagpur) and Virat Kohli (Indore and Vizag).

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