ENG vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara gives umpire Richard Kettleborough a scare for his life with a sizzling pull shot

ENG vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara gives umpire Richard Kettleborough a scare for his life with a sizzling pull shot

Shifting smoothly between caution and aggression, Pujara scored a masterly 91* off 180 deliveries, as India ended the third Day with their scoreboard reading 215/2.

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was class personified in the second innings of the third Test match against England. Shifting smoothly between caution and aggression, Pujara scored a masterly 91* off 180 deliveries, as India ended the third Day with their scoreboard reading 215/2.

Pujara scored 15 fours in his stay out in the middle and scored his runs at a strike rate in excess of 50. The Indian No.3 batsman was involved in a crucial unbeaten 99-run stand with Indian skipper and batting maestro Virat Kohli, who is still unbeaten on 45.

The Indian side still has a long way to go in the third rubber, as they trial England by 139 runs in the second innings, and there are still two full days of play left in the Test match.

Cheteshwar Pujara gives the leg umpire a scare

And, during his stay out in the middle, Cheteshwar Pujara gave leg umpire, Richard Kettleborough a scare for his life. Moeen Ali pitched the first ball of the 79th over of the Indian innings short, and in the mood that Pujara was in, he did not want to miss out.

Pujara rocked onto the back foot and pulled the ball with tremendous power towards the square-leg umpire. But then, Kettleborough was alert and quickly ducked to avoid contact with the ball, and the red cherry sped to the boundary at the rate of knots.

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The hopes of the Indian fans will rest on Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. The experienced duo did a good job in the final session of Day 3 with the willow and will hope to continue on the same note when they once again take guard for India on the morning of Day 4.

India currently leads the five-match Test series 1-0. After the first Test match at Nottingham ended in a draw, the Indian side hammered Joe Root and his men by a margin of 151 runs in the second Test match at Lord’s.