[caption id="attachment_628092" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-628092" alt="Cheteshwar Pujara scored 153 off 265 AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cheteshwar-pujara-4.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Cheteshwar Pujara scored 153 off 265 AFP[/caption] <p></p><p style="text-align: left;" align="center">After Shikhar Dhawan's magnificent 190, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/cheteshwar-pujara" target="_blank">Cheteshwar Pujara</a> rose to the occasion and scored his sixth 150-plus score during the Galle Test. Before this contest, only two Indians had attained 150-plus score in Sri Lanka Sachin Tendulkar (203) and Virender Sehwag ( 201*). In addition, this was only the second time two Indian batters scored two 150-plus scores in an innings, in an away Test.</p> <p></p>Pujara took the crease when <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/" target="_blank">India Men</a> were 27 for 1. Despite the ball seaming both ways and under dark clouds, Pujara stuck to his basics. India were lucky that <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka Men</a> bowled haywire, but seldom did Pujara played false strokes. <p></p> <p></p>This was Pujara's sixth 150-plus score and 19th in First-Class cricket. <p></p> <p></p>Pujara looked good for a big score, and a double-hundred was on the cards. However, Nuwan Pradeep hurled in the right channel and induced a thin edge, dismissing Pujara for 153. <p></p> <p></p>Pujara was India's highest run-scorer in the previous season, ahead of the staggering Virat Kohli who scored four double-hundreds in four consecutive series. He is currently placed at No. 4 in ICC Test Rankings, just a place ahead of Virat Kohli.