Pujara scores 43rd first-class ton

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:21 AM IST
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 Rajkot : Cheteswar Pujara scored his 43rd first-class hundred and Snell Patell his first, guiding Saurashtra to a comfortable 311 for one at stumps on day one of their Group A match against defending champions Gujarat. Pujara (115) and Patel (156) shared an unbeaten 252-run stand after new recruit Robin Uthappa fell in the 24th over. It was good match practice for Pujara ahead of the Sri Lanka series that begins with the first Test at the Eden Gardens from November 16. The gritty right-hander faced 188 balls and his effort included 15 fours. Pujara had just broken Vijay Merchant’s record of most double hundreds in first-class cricket.

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