Pujara's feat!

Published : Nov 29, 2017 14:07 IST

Cheteshwar Pujara... batting on all five days of the Kolkata Test.
Cheteshwar Pujara... batting on all five days of the Kolkata Test.

Cheteshwar Pujara... batting on all five days of the Kolkata Test.


The number of batsmen to register 50 or more centuries in international cricket. Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 104 in the Kolkata Test match against Sri Lanka was the 50th century of his career. His tally now includes 19 Test centuries (after the 213 in the first innings against Sri Lanka in the Nagpur Test) and 32 in One-day internationals. The table below has all the details.

Batsmen with most international 100s

Note: Amla and Kohli are the quickest to reach this landmark — in 348 innings!

+ denotes appeared for other teams (World XI, Africa XI, Asia XI)


8:  The number of Test captains who had registered a three-figure score in the second innings after being dismissed for a duck in the first. Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to do so. The table below lists all such instances.

Batsmen with a duck in the first and a 100 in the second as captain in same Test match



The number of batsmen in Test cricket history who have done some batting on all the five days of a Test match. Cheteshwar Pujara (pic above) became the latest entrant in the Kolkata Test match. Interestingly, he joins two other Indians, who had both achieved a similar feat at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. M. L. Jaisimha was the first against Australia in January 1960 and then 24 years later, Ravi Shastri against England in Dec-Jan 1984-85. Given hereunder is the summary of Pujara’s batting on all the five days at the Eden Gardens.



The number of instances when Indian spinners could not claim a single wicket in a home match before the Kolkata Test match, thus providing the first ever such instance on Indian soil.

Fewest wickets to fall to spinners in a Test match in India

Note: The 17 wickets in Kolkata (above) are the most claimed by Indian pacers in a Test match in India.




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