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Pujara scores a historical century in Adelaide, demolishes 5 big records together

In the first Test against Australia, Pujara emerged as India's star player on an opening day. On the pitch with some grass in the Adelaide Oval where the Indian batsmen were coming and going from one end, Pujara held his one end, was slowly writing the script of historical innings.

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Pujara became Iron man for struggling Indian team:

Pujara held his feet like an Iron and kept leaving ball after ball and made the Aussies sweat in the heat and scored his first Test century on Australian soil. Thanks to Pujara's century, Team India touched the 250-run mark by losing 9 wickets on the first day.
Pujara's one century breaks 5 big records together:

5. Most runs by a visiting team player on the opening day of a Test series in Australia:


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  1. 132 - Sir Gary Sobers, Brisbane 1960
  2. 126 - Maurice Leyland, Brisbane 1936
  3. 123 - CHETESHWAR PUJARA, Adelaide 2018

4. Fastest Indian to complete 5000 test tuns:

Pujara completed his 5000 Test runs in 108th innings, with this he becomes the fifth fastest Indian batsmen along with Rahul Dravid to reach this milestone.

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  1. 95 - Sunil Gavaskar
  2. 99 - Virender Sehwag
  3. 103 - Sachin Tendulkar
  4. 105 - Virat Kohli
  5. 108 - Cheteshwar Pujara*/Rahul Dravid

3. Indian batsman to score a Test century in Australia at No. 3:


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Pujara becomes only the 4th Indian player to score a test century at No.3 in Australia. Before him, Lala Amarnath, Mohinder Amarnath, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman had scored the century.

2. Indian batsmen to score a century in the first day outside Asia:

Pujara becomes the 6th Indian batsman who scored a century on the first day of the Test match outside Asia, Virat Kohli has done this 2 times in his career so far.

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  1. V Manjrekar 133 Leeds 1952
  2. Tendulkar 155 Bloemfontein 2001
  3. Sehwag 105 B'tein 2001
  4. Kohli 119 Joburg 2013
  5. Vijay 122 Trent Bridge 2014
  6. Kohli 143 North Sound 2016
  7. CHETESHWAR PUJARA 123 Adelaide 2018

1. Pujara completes 14000 First Class runs:


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During the spectacular century in Adelaide, Pujara reached 14,000-run mark in first-class cricket. Since Pujara's debut from December 2010, no Indian batsman has been able to score as many runs of Pujara.
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