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Pujara's ever-hungry appetite for runs continue, hits 12th ton

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 26 July 2017 10:29 AM GMT

Pujaras ever-hungry appetite for runs continue, hits 12th ton
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Gallle: Following Shikhar Dhawan's awe-inspiring 190-run knock, classic Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has also joined the party, hitting 12th century of his career on the first day of opening Test match of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at Galle International stadium here on Wednesday.

Pujara, often called India's best Test batsman, has hit eight fours in his 100-run knock.

It may be mentioned here that in his 49-match Test career, Pujara averages healthy 52.96. He has scored 3904 runs in red-ball Cricket with a high score of 206.

Also read: SL vs Ind, 1st Test: Dhawan translates his ODI form in Tests, misses double ton

Together with Dhawan, he shared crucial 253-run stand for the second wicket.

The day was upsetting was captain Kohli as his rough patch in Tests continued. He has scored just 49 runs in his last six innings at an avearge of 8.16.

India is 326/3 after 70 overs with Pujara (106) and Rahane (9) at the crease.

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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