Cheteshwar Pujara scored a composed century in the first innings of the third Test. He scored 106, while Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, and Rohit Sharma contributed with a fifty each as India declared their first innings on 443/7.
Kohli and Pujara batted 68 overs together, almost two sessions. Their partnership was broken by Mitchell Starc who dismissed a tired Virat after he tried to add some quick runs.
Virat might be tired after batting for so long, but it wasn't reflected in his running. He was so fast that Pujara couldn't match him, in fact, he was nowhere in comparison of him.
It was understood as Pujara has a problem in his knees and he is considered as one of the slowest runners in the team.
But, in an over, it felt like Kohli has motors in his legs when he almost ran four runs but Pujara couldn't support him as he was too quick.
It was in the 120th over when Kohli played one of Pat Cummins deliveries towards the deep mid-wicket boundary and picked up three runs. It could have been four the way Virat was running. When the Indian skipper completed his third run, Pujara had left the crease for the third.
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The game was special for Kohli as he became the second highest run-scorer in Australia after legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar.