New Delhi, Online Desk. In the first innings of the Kanpur Test match against New Zealand, the batting of Indian middle order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was not very good and he could only score 26 runs in front of 88 balls with the help of 2 fours. Pujara also touched his 6000 runs in Test cricket on the strength of his innings and also became the second Indian batsman after Dravid to reach this figure while batting at number two for India.
Cheteshwar Pujara completes 6000 runs
On the basis of his 26-run knock against New Zealand, Pujara became the second batsman to touch the 6000-run mark for India in Test cricket. Batting at this number in Tests so far, he has scored a total of 6003 runs in 137 innings for India. While batting at number three for India at number three in Tests, Rahul Dravid has the most runs in his name.
Rahul Dravid scored 10,524 runs in 219 innings in his entire cricketing career while playing at number three for India. After Dravid, Pujara is at number two in this case, in whose name so far a total of 6003 runs have been registered in 137 innings. At the same time, Mohinder Amarnath is at number three in this case, who scored 2907 runs in 66 innings.
Top 5 batsmen who scored the most runs while batting at number three in Tests for India-
Rahul Dravid – 219 innings – 10,524 runs
Cheteshwar Pujara – 137 innings – 6003 runs
Mohinder Amarnath – 66 innings – 2907 runs
Dilip Vengsarkar – 78 innings – 2763 runs
Ajit Wadekar – 59 innings – 2763 runs
Talking about Cheteshwar Pujara’s Test career, he has scored 6494 runs in 90 matches at an average of 45.41. He has scored 18 centuries so far and his best score is 206 not out.