India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara hit 7,000 runs in Test cricket on Friday. He scored the achievement on the second day of the second Test against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla International Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Pujara swept Shakib Al Hasan in the 19th inning of the day, scored three runs and reached the landmark. Pujara, who was dismissed by Taijul Islam on the 24th, also surpassed Australian great Sir Donald Bradman (6,996) in the list of batsmen with the most runs scored in Test cricket.
The right-handed batsman became the eighth Indian to reach 7,000 in the Test cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag are the other batsmen who have reached this milestone. He finished the first inning with 7,008 tries.
He scored a century (102*) in the second innings of the first Test match, helping India set a huge target for the hosts.
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading scorer in Test cricket with 15,921 runs in 329 innings.
Four overs from Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav earlier helped India beat Bangladesh by 227 runs and gained the upper hand on the first day of their second Test match at the Bangladesh National Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday.
Bangladesh were knocked out for 227 with Ashwin and Umesh taking four wickets each for India and Unadkart two.
Poor rays forced early stumps and India scored 19/0 with Shubman Gill (14*) and KL Rahul (3*) unbeaten at the crease. At the end of the first day, the visiting team trailed by 208 points.
Before Stumps, Bangladesh were knocked out with 227 runs. Trailing on 227 runs, India’s Shubman Gill and KL Rahul started for the Blue Shirts, playing both aggressively and cautiously.
In the eighth innings of India’s first innings, KL Rahul was relieved to have survived LBW’s appeal against him. Shakib Al Hasan’s pass hit his pad and the referee signaled him. However, that decision was overturned following a DRS review.
(using ANI input)
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