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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


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