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India vs England: Cheteshwar Pujara to not field on Day 2 of second Test after injuring hand

  • Press Trust of India
  • February 14th, 2021
  • 11:40:22 IST

Chennai: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara did not take the field for England's first innings after being hit on the hand while batting on the opening day of the second Test.

Pujara made 21 off 58 balls in India's first inning score of 329. Reserve opener Mayank Agarwal took the field in Pujara's place after India were were bowled in the morning session of the second day.

Mayank Agarwal is being used by India as a substitute fielder for Cheteshwar Pujara. Image: Sportzpics for BCCI

Mayank Agarwal is being used by India as a substitute fielder for Cheteshwar Pujara. Image: Sportzpics for BCCI

"Cheteshwar Pujara was hit on his right hand while batting on Day 1 of the second Paytm Test against England. He felt some pain later. He will not be fielding today," read an update from the BCCI.

Pujara had taken a lot of body blows in the recent series in Australia, especially in the final innings of the series-deciding fourth Test at Brisbane, but had carried on batting to play a part in his team's incredible win.

Updated Date: February 14, 2021 11:40:22 IST

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