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Twitter Reactions: Cheteshwar Pujara hits 11th Test century

Cheteshwar Pujara and Karun Nair
Cheteshwar Pujara and Karun Nair. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Cheteshwar Pujara showed yet again why he is one of the best Test batsmen, in the world after completing his 11th Test century against Australia at the JSCA Sports Complex Ground in Ranchi today. He was at his sublime best and looked in total control of proceedings.

He also became the 1st Indian batsman to score a century in the Test series. After Australia posted a big 1st innings total, Pujara’s innings might prove to be the match-changing moment for India in the match.

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Coming out to bat on 10, Pujara played himself in and rotated the strike along. The gutsy middle order batsman struck his first boundary of the day in the 52nd over when he executed a square cut to perfection. He was hardly troubled by any of the Australian bowlers and started growing in confidence. He started rotating the strike more and smashed few boundaries here and there.

He reached his half-century in the 75th over of Steve O’Keefe. Post his fifty, Pujara became more aggressive and started stepping down the track to take on the spinners. He executed some delightful shots and kept motoring along.

Meanwhile, he lost his partner Ajinkya Rahane but that didn’t deter his concentration. He kept going and was in no discomfort what so ever. He played each delivery according to the merit of the ball and looked in ominous touch.

The gutsy batsman completed his 11th Test century in the 93rd over of Pat Cummins by smashing him through the cover boundary for a delightful boundary. Just after completing his century, Pujara smashed Maxwell down the track for a beautiful boundary.

He is looking well set which might be ominous signs for Steve Smith and his men. India has gone to lunch with the score at 303/4 with Pujara and Karun Nair at the crease. While Pujara is unbeaten on 109, Nair is batting on 13

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