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Cheteshwar Pujara Breaks Rahul Dravid's Record

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: March 19, 2017, 4:22 PM IST
Cheteshwar Pujara Breaks Rahul Dravid's Record

Cheteshwar Pujara. (Image credit: BCCI)

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New Delhi: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Sunday added another feather to his Test cap as he broke the Indian record of facing the maximum balls in a Test innings.

Pujara achieved the feat on the fourth day of the third Test between India and Australia in Ranchi.

Former India skipper and batting legend Rahul Dravid held the record earlier, having faced a marathon 495 balls during his knock of 270 against Pakistan in Rawalpindi in 2004.

Pujara, in Ranchi, was unbeaten on 186 against Australia when he faced the 496th ball of his innings and bettered Dravid's record.

Sidhu is now third in the list facing 491 balls against West Indies in 1997

Former England cricketer Len Hutton's 364 off 847 balls against Australia in 1938 is the longest Test innings.

Here's the list of Indian batsmen who have faced maximum balls in a Test innings:

Cheteshwar Pujara 525 vs Australia in 2017

Rahul Dravid 495 vs Pakistan in 2004

Navjot Sidhu 491 vs West Indies in 1997

Ravi Shastri 477 vs Australia in 1992

Sunil Gavaskar 472 vs England in 1981

Rahul Dravid 468 vs England in 2002

VVS Laxman 452 vs Australia in 2001

First Published: March 19, 2017, 4:11 PM IST
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