Pujara becomes 11th Indian batsman to reach 6000 runs in Test cricket

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Last Updated: Mon, Jan 11th, 2021, 10:01:49hrs
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India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (Photo/ ICC Twitter)

Sydney: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday added another feather to his cap as he completed 6,000 runs in Test cricket.

Pujara achieved the milestone on the final day of the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). In the 76th over of the fourth innings, Pujara smashed a boundary off Nathan Lyon and completed his 6,000 runs and a well-made fifty.

Pujara and Rishabh Pant are currently leading India's run-chase of 407. Both the batsmen will look to convert their fifties to a ton and win a game for their side.

Pant became the youngest wicket-keeper to score fifty-plus runs in the fourth innings of a Test match in Australia.

Pant played in an aggressive manner and took a special liking towards Lyon and he did not let the off-spinner settle. Pant went on to bring up his fifty and as a result, he became the youngest wicket-keeper (23 years and 95 days) to score 50 plus runs in the fourth innings of a Test in Australia. He beat the record of former Australian wicket-keeper Ian Healy who was 24 years and 216 days when he achieved the feat.

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