Pujara achieved the milestone on the ultimate day of the third Test at Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG). Within the 76th over of the fourth innings, Pujara smashed a boundary off Nathan Lyon and accomplished his 6,000 runs and a well-made fifty.
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) was fast to congratulate him on social media.
“Cheteshwar Pujara has grow to be the 11th Indian batsman to attain 6000 runs in Test cricket! What a advantageous participant he has been,” the ICC wrote.
Cheteshwar Pujara has grow to be the 11th Indian batsman to attain 6000 runs in Test cricket!What a advantageous participant he has… https://t.co/32JBAz9SF5
— ICC (@ICC) 1610332191000
The opposite Indians who’ve 6000 plus runs are Sachin Tendulkar (15921) runs, Rahul Dravid (13265), Sunil Gavaskar (10122), VVS Laxman (8781), Virender Sehwag (8503), Virat Kohli (7318), Sourav Ganguly (7212), Dilip Vengsarkar (6868), Mohammad Azharuddin (6215), Gundappa Viswanath (6080)
Earlier, Pant turned the youngest wicket-keeper to rating fifty-plus runs in the fourth innings of a Test match in Australia.
Pant performed in an aggressive method and took a particular liking in the direction of Lyon and he didn’t let the off-spinner settle. Pant went on to deliver up his fifty and in consequence, he turned the youngest wicket-keeper (23 years and 95 days) to rating 50 plus runs in the fourth innings of a Test in Australia. He beat the report of former Australian wicket-keeper Ian Healy who was 24 years and 216 days when he achieved the feat.
Resuming day 5 on 98/2, India didn’t have an excellent begin because the aspect misplaced skipper Ajinkya Rahane (4) fairly early as he was despatched again to the pavilion by Nathan Lyon and it gave Australia an opportunity to create extra strain. Nonetheless, the guests made a shocking transfer because the aspect despatched in wicket-keeper batsman Pant forward of Hanuma Vihari.
Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara managed to survive the primary session and the guests went to the break with seven wickets nonetheless in hand. Each Pant and Pujara have prolonged their fourth-wicket partnership to 104 runs.
On day 4, Australia had set a goal of 407 for India to win the third Test. Cameron Inexperienced and Steve Smith performed knocks of 84 and 81 respectively as Australia declared their second innings on 312/6.Transient Scores: Australia 338 and 312/6d; India 244 and 206/3 (Rishabh Pant 73*, Cheteshwar Pujara 41* Nathan Lyon 1-69).