Sydney: Cheteswar Pujara once again notched up his test ton with his 18th century in the final test series at the Sydney cricket ground on Thursday.
Pujara made his century with a 116-run partnership with Mayank Agarwal 77 and 51 runs with skipper Virat Kohli. Pujara was unbeaten on 130 while Agarwal scored a classy 77. At stumps, India were 303 for 4.
The 30-year-old reached the century in 199 balls with 13 fours. With 428 runs under his belt, Pujara is the highest run scorer of the ongoing four-match series.
The Indian team opened the batting with opener Mayank Agarwal who gave India a flying start on the opening day of the fourth series. Later, the visitors suffered a blow in the second over after KL Rahul, who replaced Rohit Sharma, lost his wicket for nine runs to Josh Hazlewood.
After Rahul’s dismissal, Pujara and Mayank established a 116-run partnership stand to build a strong foundation for India.