India vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test: Cheteshwar Pujara breaks 53-year-old record on Day 1

By: | Updated: February 9, 2017 4:51 PM

India vs Bangladesh: During his knock of 83 runs Pujara surpassed the 53-year long standing record of former Indian cricketer Chandu Borde of highest first-class runs in a single cricketing season.

During his knock of 83 runs Pujara surpassed the 53-year long standing record of former Indian cricketer Chandu Borde of highest first-class runs in a single cricketing season. (PTI)During his knock of 83 runs Pujara surpassed the 53-year long standing record of former Indian cricketer Chandu Borde of highest first-class runs in a single cricketing season. (PTI)

India’s top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara added another feather to his cap on the first day of the Hyderabad Test at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. During his knock of 83 runs Pujara surpassed the 53-year long standing record of former Indian cricketer Chandu Borde of highest first-class runs in a single cricketing season.

Borde had scored 1604 runs in the 1964-65 season that included runs in Tests as well as first-class matches. When Pujara scored his 83rd run, he eventually surpassed Borde’s record by a run and now has 1605 runs in the season with India still to play 4 more Test matches to play against Australia at home.

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If Pujara continues to bat like he has been, he may well go on to score 2000 runs in single season, a feat that has never been achieved by an Indian batsman in the past. Interestingly, he also holds the third spot for scoring most number of runs in a single season as he made 1585 runs during the 2012-13 season.

He walked in to bat against Bangladesh when India was in a tricky situation having lost the wicket of KL Rahul with just 2 runs on the board but added 178 runs with Murali Vijay to take India in a string position. Vijay also went on to score his 9th Test ton but was dismissed for 108 runs by Taijul Islam.

Captain Virat Kohli then took the centre stage and smoked the visitors all around the park to score his 16th Test ton, a knock of superlative quality.

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