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Pujara Marathon and Pant Blazing Knock Devastated Records

Though Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on his fourth double ton, after he was being dismissed by Nathan Lyon for 193 on the 2nd day. But still Pujara managed to broke numerous records with his marathon innings.

Here are some of the records that
Pujara has broken with his innings:

  • During his 193 runs innings Pujara broke the 90-year-old record. He achieved this milestone during his 193-run innings in Sydney Test. He has now faced the most deliveries (1258) by a visiting batsman during a series in Australia, having played four or fewer Tests.
  •  Pujara has batted 1868 minutes in this Test series so far; the third most by an Indian in a Test series. Only Sunil Gavaskar (1978 mins vs WI in 1971 and 1976 mins vs ENG in 1981/82) has batted longer in a Test series for India than Pujara.
  • In terms of runs scored, his 521 runs this series is the third most for an Asian batsman in a series in Australia after Virat Kohli’s 692 runs in 2014-15 and Dravid’s 619 in 2003-04.
List of Batsman Who has faced Most balls in an away Test series (max. 4 Tests):
R Dravid (IND)1336ENG2002
A Cook (ENG)1285IND2012-13
C Pujara (IND)1258*AUS2018-19
H Sutcliffe (IND)1237AUS1928-29
 Highest scores by Asian batsmen in Australia:
241S TendulkarSCG2004
233R DravidAdelaide2003
206R ShastriSCG1992
205*Azhar AliMCG2016
195V SehwagMCG2003
193C PujaraSCG2019
Cheteshwar Pujara become the only fourth batsmen in the world to bat more than 500 minutes in a Test innings against Australia twice.
Sunil Gavaskar (IND)(551, 513)
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)(613, 547)
Alastair Cook (ENG)(634, 625)
Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)(672, 502)

While on the other side 21-year-old Pant smashed his second Test century in 137 balls. It is notable that Pant made both Test centuries came out of Asia. He also shattered following records during his 159 not out knock:

Rishabh Pant, who became the first wicket-keeper batsman of India to score a century in Tests on Australian soil, Earlier, no wicketkeeper batsman in India could not do such a thing.

Rishabh Pant became the first wicketkeeper in Asia to make more than 200 runs in a Test series and more than 20 catches. He achieved this achievement while performing amazing in the current series.

Rishabh Pant is now the only 2nd visiting wicket-keeper to register Test 100s both in England and Australia. Jeffery Dujon was the first – 100s at Manchester & Perth in 1984

Rishabh Pant’s 159* is the second-highest Test score by a visiting wicketkeeper in Australia, behind only ABD’s 169 in Perth, 2012

Pant also made the highest Test score by an Indian wicket-keeper in overseas conditions overtaking the previous best of 148 by MS Dhoni.

Highest Score by Indian Wicketkeepers In Away Tests:
Vijay Manjrekar118WIKingston1952/53
Ajay Ratra115*WISt John’s2002
Wridhhiman Saha104WIGros Islet2016
Rishabh Pant114EngThe Oval2018
Rishabh Pant159*AusSydney2018/19

Rishabh Pant also become the first Asian batsman to score the higesht score in Test cricket outside the Indian subcontinent. He equalized record of Mushfiqur Rahman of Bangladesh.  Mushfiqur had scored 159 in Wellington against New Zealand in 2017.

Highest score by Wicketkeeper scorer the subcontinent
Rishabh Pant (IND)Sydney159*2019
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)Wellington1592017
Moin Khan (PAK)Hamilton1372003
Dinesh Chandimal (SL) Chester Lee Street1262016

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