India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara joins Sachin Tendulkar, Don Bradman, Vivian Richards in unwanted list
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India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara joins Sachin Tendulkar, Don Bradman, Vivian Richards in unwanted list

It was the second time in Pujara’s 63 Test match career, that he scored a ton and a duck in a single match with the first instance coming in 2015, when he was sent packing for 145 and 0 by Sri Lanka.

cricket Updated: Dec 29, 2018 09:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot during day one of the third Test match between Australia and India.(AFP)

Cheteshwar Pujara became a part of an unwanted list on Day 3 of the third Test match between India and Australia in Melbourne as the 30-year-old batsman achieved the feat of being dismissed for a hundred and a duck in the same match twice.

It was the second time in Pujara’s 63 Test match career, that he scored a ton and a duck in a single match with the first instance coming in 2015, when he was sent packing for 145 and 0 by Sri Lanka.

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The other iconic players to have achieved the unwanted feat of scoring a hundred and a duck in a same Test are Sachin Tendulkar, Sir Don Bradman, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Garfield Sobers, Daryl Cullinan and Jacques Kallis. Windies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul leads the chart with three scores of a hundred and a duck in a Test.

Pujara and Virat Kohli had put on 170 runs in the first innings to help India declare at a mammoth 443 for seven but Pat Cummins gave home fans in the sparse crowd some late cheer, taking 4-10 in an extraordinary six-over spell that included dismissing Kohli and Pujara for ducks in near-identical fashion, both chipping to Harris at leg gully.

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At the end of day three, India, after bowling out Australia for 151 in response to their first innings total of 443/7 declared, took a 346-run lead. The visitors were struggling at 54/5 in 27 overs in their second essay but had the upper-hand.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Dec 28, 2018 20:18 IST