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Congratulate Pujara on his maiden double hundred

Last updated on: November 16, 2012 18:04 IST

Congratulate Pujara on his maiden double hundred

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Cheteshwar Pujara showed immense concentration and skill to post his maiden Test double century and put India in command of the first Test.

India posted a mammoth 521 for 8 declared in the first innings and then claimed three England wickets on the second day of the Test in Motera on Friday.

But the day belonged to the 24-year-old Pujara, who scored an unbeaten 206, batting close to nine hours. It was his second century in his sixth Test.

The Rajkot-born batsman is only the sixth Indian to hit a double century against England. He joins an elite club of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath, Vinod Kambli and Rahul Dravid.

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Image: Cheteshwar Pujara