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4th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara breaks Rahul Dravid's prestigious record in Australia

The valiant batsman was 7 runs short of a double to as he was snared by Nathan Lyon on Day 2 of the 4th Test in Sydney.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 04, 2019 11:38 IST
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4th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara breaks Rahul Dravid's prestigious record in Australia

Team India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has broken one of the most renowned records, which was earlier held by 'The Wall', Rahul Dravid. Pujara has set the record for facing the most number of deliveries by an Indian in a Test series in Australia, that is 1,258 in Sydney, while Dravid had faced 1,203 balls in a four-match series in 2003-04. 

He had also batted for 1868 minutes in the four-match Test series, the third most by an Indian after Sunil Gavaskar.

The valiant batsman was 7 runs short of a double to as he was snared by Nathan Lyon on Day 2 of the 4th Test in Sydney. 

India crossed 400 in the 123rd over with Pant and Pujara bringing up their 50-run partnership off 74 balls. In all, they added 89 runs for the sixth wicket.

Pujara got a life on 192 when Usman Khawaja dropped him at slip off Nathan Lyon (3-144) in the 126th over. 

But the batsman couldn't score his first overseas Test double hundred and offered a tired return catch to Lyon four overs later.

He walked off to a standing ovation from the SCG ground, as Jadeja took guard. 

The new partnership was also slow off the blocks scoring at just about 3 runs per over for the first eight overs.

But they slowly changed gears after Pant had reached his third Test half-century off 85 balls. 

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