The lightning-fast pace at which Pujara scored during his knock was a sight to behold and left quite an impression.
After facing only 130 deliveries while batting at a strike rate of 78.46, Pujara scored a century for India in the quickest manner possible. The India No. 3 batsman put on an impressive show, despite having already played identical knocks for Sussex earlier in this year.
Cheteshwar Pujara had an equally vital part to play in his team’s convincing victory of 188 runs in Chattogram, despite the fact that the Player of the Encounter award for the first India vs. Bangladesh Test was given to Kuldeep Yadav, who picked up eight wickets in the match.
Pujara’s scores of 90 and 100 in the first and second innings, respectively, ensured that India would win the game by batting out Bangladesh in the second innings.
After India’s first innings score was down to 112/4, Pujara was absolutely essential to India’s hopes of winning. Pujara, who was aware of the significance of playing a good knock, continued to bat with Shreyas Iyer in order to stitch together a massive partnership.
Pujara was 10 runs short of his century in the first innings, but he more than made up for it in the second by scoring his maiden century for India in nearly three years.
The lightning-fast pace at which Pujara scored during his knock was a sight to behold and left quite an impression. After facing only 130 deliveries while batting at a strike rate of 78.46, Pujara scored a century for India in the quickest manner possible.
Pujara is not a typical fast-scoring hitter because he has a reputation for gobbling down his bowling deliveries. However, despite having previously played comparable knocks for Sussex earlier in the year, the India No. 3 hitter put on a performance on Day 3 of the first Test that was truly exceptional.
Pujara reached his 19th Test century with the help of 13 boundary hits, but the innings in which he scored 90 runs in the first dig is the one that he values more highly.