Cheteshwar Pujara's unique record: 9th batsman to bat on all 5 days of a Test match. Here's full list

Pujara is the 3rd batsman from India after Motganhalli Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri to achieve this feat. All of them set the record at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Cheteshwar Pujara has entered the record books for yet another feat. The moment he walked into the ground to bat on Day 5 of the first India vs Sri Lanka Test match at the Eden Gardens on November 20, he entered the club of batsmen who batted on all the 5 days of a Test match. In the first innings, he stepped into bat at number 3 in the first over after KL Rahul was dismissed on a duck on the very first ball by Suranga Lakmal. While India kept on losing wickets at regular intervals, Pujara stood his ground and anchored the Indian inning.

He batted throughout the first three days and went on to score another Test fifty. Though he got out on Day 3, the situations gave him a chance again to bat on Day 4. After bundling the Lankans on 294, the Indian opening pair added 166 runs to the first wicket and went past the 122-run trail taking a lead of 49 runs by the day end. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan lost his wicket on 94 after which Pujara came to bat.

Now on Day 5, Pujara, along with KL Rahul, resumed the Indian inning and became the 9th player and the 3rd from India after Motganhalli Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri to bat on all the five days of a 5-day Test match. Surprisingly, all these 3 batsmen achieved this feat at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Let’s have a look at the list of batsmen who reached this feat.

Sl No Batsman Team First Innings Second Innings Versus Ground Start Date
1 Motganhalli Jaisimha India 20* 74 Australia Kolkata January 23, 1960
2 Geoffrey Boycott England 107 80* Australia Nottingham July 28, 1977
3 Kim Huges Australia 117 84 England Lord’s August 28, 1980
4 Allan Kamb England 23 110 West Indies Lord’s June 28, 1984
5 Ravi Shastri India 111 7* England Kolkata December 31, 1984
6 Adrain Griffith West Indies 114 18 New Zealand Hamilton December 16, 1999
7 Andrew Flintoff England 70 51 India Mohali March 9, 2006
8 Alviro Peterson South Africa 156 29 New Zealand Wellington March 23, 2012
9 Cheteshwar Pujara India 52 22 Sri Lanka Kolkata November 16, 2017


Unlike the first innings, Pujara could play a big inning in the second and was dismissed by Suranga Lakmal on 22.