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Cheteshwar Pujara breaks the record for most runs in an Indian first-class season

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Cheteshwar Pujara breaks the record for most runs in an Indian first-class season

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SportsCafe Desk

02/09/2017

On the first day of the one-off Test match against Bangladesh, Cheteshwar Pujara broke a long-standing record for scoring the most number of runs in an Indian first-class season. The record was previously held by Chandu Borde, who scored 1604 runs in the 1964-65 first-class season.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been in terrific form with the bat over the past year, has broken a 52-year-old record for scoring the most runs in an Indian first-class season. Before the Test match began, Pujara needed 83 runs to go past the previous record holder Chandu Borde, who scored 1604 runs in the 1964-65 first class season. And he scored exactly 83 runs before getting dismissed.

Pujara needed 21 innings to score his runs, seven less than Borde. He has had a terrific average of 89.16 this season, and has scored 6 hundreds. He will extend his record, though, as he has a maximum of four more Tests to play against Australia before the season ends. 

Pujara, who is a first-class veteran, is also the third name on the list of scoring most runs in an Indian domestic season. In the 2012-13 season, he scored 1585 runs at an average of 93.23. He led his domestic team Saurashtra to the final of the Ranji Trophy that season. 

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