India vs Bangladesh: Cheteshwar Pujara breaks 52-year-old batting record while notching up 83 on Day 1

PTI, Feb, 10 2017

Hyderabad: It must have been a day of mixed feelings for Cheteshwar Pujara and Karun Nair. Both created records albeit of different kinds.

While Pujara may manage a smile despite missing out on a Test hundred, Karun would just wonder what more could he have done apart from scoring a triple ton to miss out on a Test match.

Cheteshwar Pujara in action in Rajkot in the opening Test against England. AP

Cheteshwar Pujara slammed 83 to break Chandu Borde's record. AP

Pujara today eclipsed Chandu Borde's five decades old national record of most runs by an Indian in a single season. Borde had scored 1604 runs in the 1964-65 season that included runs in Tests as well as first-class matches.

As Pujara reached his personal score of 83, he surpassed Borde by a run and now has 1605 runs in the season. With 4 more Tests to go, Pujara may close in on 2000 runs by an Indian batsman in a single season.

Interestingly, the third highest aggregate of runs by an Indian batsman in a single season stands in Pujara's name. He had scored 1585 runs during the 2012-13 season.

Not many fit players have been dropped from the playing XI after scoring a triple hundred in his previous Test match and unintentionally Karun will have to bear the ignominy of losing out on a Test match as the team management feels that Ajinkya Rahane's consistent contribution over two years can't be overlooked.

Only three players before Karun had missed out on a next Test match after scoring a triple hundred.

Andy Sandham was 40 years old during the timeless Test against West Indies in Jamaica way back in 1925. Sandham was playing his 14th Test and scored 325. The match ended on the ninth day as England team then known as MCC had a ship to catch!

Sandham subsequently got injured and never really recovered and his Test career came to an end.

The other two, who missed out on the next Test after a triple ton, are Sir Len Hutton and Inzamam-ul-Haq but in both cases, the players in question were not fully fit.

Hutton scored 364 against Australia at Oval in an Ashes Test in August and played the next Test against South Africa in December that year.

Inzamam scored his career best 329 against New Zealand at Lahore in May 2002 and played his next Test match against Zimbabwe at Harare in November 2002.

Catch the live scores and updates from Day 2 of the India vs Bangladesh one-off Test in Hyderabad

Published Date: Feb 09, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 10, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115