The Two Unsung Hero Cheteshwar Pujara And Wriddhiman Saha

The Last time Aussies bowled 200 plus overs in an innings of a Test match was versus the Proteas (South Africa) in Durban,1994. 23 years later it is India who made the Australia toil hard equally as they batted throughout the day.

When the host resumed play on the morning of Day 4 with middle order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha in the middle and their stand on 32, Indians still required 92 runs to secure a first innings lead.

With more than seven hours at the pitch, The Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was a model of true and pure patience today. The 29 years old batsman now has 11 Test centuries and 14 fifties and this is his fifth Test innings of 300+ balls. In terms of balls faced Pujara has now played the longest innings for India and has eclipsed legendary Rahul Dravid (497). Incidentally, The right - handed batsman also features in the list of slowest double century in Tests. Marvan Atapattu (531), Gary Kirsten (522) and B Kuruppu (548) are ahead of him.

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