Cheteshwar Pujara breaks Sachin Tendulkar's record, becomes fastest to 3,000 Test runs on Indian soil

India has a healthy lead off 250 runs with 6 wickets in the bank

Cheteshwar Pujara brought up his 14th Test ton in the second Test against Sri Lanka and in the process became a party to four delectable records. Pujara has been in sublime form this year, he brought up his 1000 runs in 2017 on Day 2 of the second Test at Nagpur. Cheteshwar Pujara has been the ‘Rock of Gibralter’ as Sanjay Manjrekar would like to put it.

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Cheteshwar Pujara was finally dismissed for a dogged 143 when Shanaka got past Pujara’s defence, something that is priced in Test cricket these days. Pujara has this uncanny temperament of frustrating the bowlers with his unmatched patience.

So here are the 4 records he became part off:

  1. Yes, Cheteshwar Pujara became the fastest Indian to 3000 runs in Tests in India. He breached this mark in his 53rd innings, whereas Sachin, who is a close second in the list took 55 innings to reach the same.
  2. Virat Kohli now has the most number of hundred run stands in Tests with Cheteshwar Pujara. This must be morale-boosting for someone, who plays just one form of the game.

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3. He also became the highest run scorer in 2017 Tests, going past Dean Elgar and Dimuth Karunaratne in the             process.

4. Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay now have the most century stands for the 2nd wicket among Indian pairs in Tests. That is a great feat to be a part of.

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As we speak, India is in a strong position as Virat Kohli has just brought up his 150 and is batting with Rohit Sharma. India has a healthy lead off 252 runs with 6 wickets in the bank.