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Another Day, Another Run Out For Cheteshwar Pujara

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: August 11, 2018, 8:34 AM IST
Another Day, Another Run Out For Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara (AP)

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India middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has consolidated his position at the top in the unwanted list of getting run-out for the most number of times in Tests since January 2016.

During the second day of the second Test against England at Lord's, a horrible mix-up between skipper Virat Kohli and Pujara cost the latter his wicket as he was run-out by debutant Ollie Pope for 1 after facing 25 deliveries.

This is the seventh time that Pujara has been dismissed in this fashion in the longest format, but more importantly, since January 2016, the right-hander has been run-out a record five times. The second player on this unwanted list is Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan.

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Earlier this year during the Centurion Test against South Africa, Pujara had set the record of being the only Indian batsman to get run out in both innings of a Test match. The last time a batsman was run out in both innings was New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming in 2000. Also, Pujara became the 25th batsman to be run-out in both innings of a Test match.
First Published: August 11, 2018, 8:03 AM IST
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