It was a typical Chetedhwar Pujara innings – he brought up his 18th Test hundred off 199 deliveries – and went past the 438 runs against England in the 2012-13 as the most he had scored in a Test series. @ Twitter
It was a typical Chetedhwar Pujara innings – he brought up his 18th Test hundred off 199 deliveries – and went past the 438 runs against England in the 2012-13 as the most he had scored in a Test series. @ Twitter

Cheteshwar Pujara proved to be the rock of the India’s innings yet again, bringing up his third century of the series to help the tourists dominate the opening day of the fourth and final Test against Australia at the SCG on Thursday.

Coming to bat at in the second over the day after KL Rahul’s yet another failure, Pujara took his time to settle down at the crease, but once he got used to the pace and bounce of the wicket, he upped the scoring rate.

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It was a typical Pujara like innings – he brought up his 18th Test hundred off 199 deliveries – and went past the 438 runs against England in the 2012-13 as the most he had scored in a Test series. He was unbeaten on 130 off 250 balls with Hanuma Vihari giving him company on 39 off 58 when stumps were drawn.

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Pujara’s innings drew huge praise from the cricket fraternity, who took to Twitter to congratulate the Saurashtra batsmen. Here are a few…