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Stats: Pujara first Indian to hit 200 in first match vs England

Last updated on: November 16, 2012 17:08 IST

Pujara first Indian to hit 200 in first match vs England

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Rajneesh Gupta

Cheteshwar Pujara registered his maiden double hundred as India declared their first innings on 521 for 8 on Day 2 of the first Test against England, at Motera, on Friday. The 24-yar-old Rajkot-born batsman was unbeaten on 206, having batted for a marathon eight hours.

Pujara is only the sixth Indian batsman 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.

Pujara has also etched his name in the list of Indian batsmen who have the highest score in their first appearance against England.

Rajneesh Gupta lists these batsmen who have the highest score in their first Test against England.

Cheteshwar Pujara

Score: 206

Venue: Ahmedabad

Season: 2012-13

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Image: Cheteshwar Pujara


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Score: 110

Venue: Kolkata

Season: 1984-85

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Score: 105

Venue: Delhi

Season: 1963-64

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Image: Mohd Azharuddin


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