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Friday, 8 March 2013

Highlights: Cheteshwar Pujara 204 Runs v Australia, 2nd Test, 1st innings - Hyderabad


# Cheteshwar Pujara (204) has posted his second double hundred in Tests - his first being 206 not out against England at Ahmedabad in November 2012.

# Pujara has completed his 1,000 runs in 18 innings - 1017 at an average of 67.80, including four hundreds and a fifty.  The said feat is the second quickest in terms of innings by an Indian batsman, next only to Vinod Kambli (14). Herbert Sutcliffe (England) and Sir Everton Weekes (West Indies) took 12 innings each for their respective 1,000 runs - a world record.

# In terms of Tests taken for reaching 1000 for India, Sunil Gavaskar and Pujara have taken 11 Tests each followed by Vinod Kambli (12), Vijay Hazare (13) and Sadagoppan Ramesh (13). 

# Pujara is averaging 83.00 against Australia in three Tests - his aggregate being 332 in five innings, including a double hundred and a fifty.

# Pujara is the seventh Indian batsman to register a double hundred against Australia, joining Sachin Tendulkar (two), VVS Laxman (two), Rahul Dravid, Ravi Shastri, Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

# Since November 2012, Pujara has registered three double hundreds and a triple hundred in first-class cricket - 206 not out against England,  203 not out against Madhya Pradesh, 352 against Karnataka and 204 against Australia.

# Pujara is the first Indian batsman to register a double hundred at Uppal, Hyderabad in Tests.

# Pujara is averaging 181.50 at Uppal, Hyderabad - his aggregate being 363 in two innings.  He is the only one to hit 50 boundaries or more at this venue - 49 fours + two sixes.

# Pujara's double hundred is the 43rd for India in Tests.  Both Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have recorded six double centuries each - an Indian record. 


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