India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday reached another personal milestone as he achieved 6,000 runs in test cricket & becomes 11th batsman to achieve this milestone for India.
Pujara achieved the milestone on fifth day of third test match at SCG. In the 76th over of India’s second innings, Pujara hit a boundary off Nathan Lyon & completed his 6,000 runs as well as his half-century. Pujara & Rishabh Pant led India’s run chase of 407 runs in the first two session on Monday & scored valuable half centuries. In the process, Pant became the youngest wicket-keeper to score half centuries which helped team India to turn the match as draw. In this process, Pant became the youngest wicket-keeper to score fifty plus runs in the fourth innings of a Test match in Australia beating the record of former Australian wicket-keeper Ian Healy who was 24 years & 216 days when he achieved this feat.
Pant got out at 97 runs after hitting a shot off Nathan Lyon’s delivery & missed out on what would have been a well-deserved century. Pujara also got out soon after scoring 77 runs giving Australia more advantage.