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Cheteshwar Pujara, Slowest fifty in Tests for India
On 19th January 2021, during the fourth Test match against Australia on The Gabba, Cheteshwar Pujara scored slowest fifty in Tests for India ever. This was the famous Gabba test match which India won and sealed the series win in Australia. Australia had not lost a Test match at the Gabba for 32 years, with their last defeat being against the West Indies in 1988. In the time between these two losses, Australia went on a 31-Test winning streak at the Gabba.
In this match, Pujara reached his half century on the 196th ball that he faced, and passed his old record of a 174 ball half century against Australia in 2020.
Cheteshwar Pujara the another “Wall” from India
Cheteshwar Pujara is a professional Indian cricketer who plays as a right-handed batsman. He is widely regarded as one of the best test batsmen in the world, known for his solid technique and ability to occupy the crease for long periods of time.
Pujara made his international debut for India in 2010, and quickly established himself as a key player in the team’s test lineup. He has scored over 7,000 runs in test cricket, and has been instrumental in many of India’s test match victories.
In addition to his success on the field, Pujara is also known for his disciplined and hard-working approach to the game. He is often referred to as a “wall” by his teammates and fans, due to his ability to withstand pressure and play long innings.
Despite his success in test cricket, Pujara has struggled to replicate that form in the shorter formats of the game. Nevertheless, he continues to be an important member of the Indian cricket team and is likely to be a key player in the team’s efforts to achieve success in the years to come.
With his sound technique and temperament for playing prolonged innings, Pujara was a strong candidate for a position in the Indian middle order following the retirements of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.
Pujara recorded his first double century against England in Ahmedabad in November 2012 and later achieved another double century against Australia in March 2013. Both times, his performances helped India to victory and earned him the man of the match award.
Who holds the record for the slowest fifty for India?
Cheteshwar Pujara holds the record for the slowest fifty (runs scored in 50 balls) in Test cricket history for India. He achieved this feat during a Test match between India and Australia in Gabba. Pujara took 196 balls to score his fifty runs.
When was the Gabba Test match between India and Australia in 2021 played?
The Gabba Test match between India and Australia in 2021 was played from January 15-19, 2021.
What was the result of the Gabba Test match between India and Australia in 2021?
India won the Gabba Test match between India and Australia in 2021 by 3 wickets.
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