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India vs Australia: 'Great 100 by a great player and one of the nicest guys', Twitter lauds Cheteshwar Pujara's 17th Test ton

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • December 27th, 2018
  • 13:31:44 IST

Dogged Pujara stroked 106 to propel India to 443 on Day 2 of the third Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

A 170-run stand between Pujara and captain Virat Kohli (82) put India in a dominant position in the third Test Thursday as Australia's openers survived half a dozen nervy overs before the close.

Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates after scoring his 17th Test ton at the MCG. AP

Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates after scoring his 17th Test ton at the MCG. AP

A stoic Pujara had been unflappable in his 319-ball innings until Pat Cummins sent down a rocket that stayed low, breached his defence and clattered into the stumps.

Pujara, who has scored more runs and faced more balls than any other batsman in the series, added 38 to his overnight 68 in another tremendous knock by a man who has now scored 17 Test tons and two in this series. As always, Twitter was abuzz and Twitterati showered praise on India's rock as he reached his 17th Test ton at the MCG.

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: December 27, 2018 13:31:44 IST

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