Cheteshwar Pujara Highest Run Scorer in India vs New Zealand Test
Question in detailTwo consecutive half-centuries in both the innings is a feat just a few Indian batsmen have achieved in their Test career. Cheteshwar Pujara joined the list of such batsmen after scoring 62 and 78 respectively in both the innings of Kanpur Test. Cheteshwar Pujara, a rather calm batsman, played over against his natural game, particularly in the second innings. No sooner did he come out to bat, he started hitting the ball hard, but down the ground. Another hundred+ run-stand between Cheteshwar Pujara and Murli Vijay in the second innings as well helped India set a daunting 434-run target. Two back-to-back fifties and that too in the same match have placed Pujara second in the table of leading run scorers. Now, Pujara has a golden opportunity to emerge as the highest run score in India Vs New Zealand Test series 2016.
Whether be it defense, leave, drive or smash, every delivery that Pujara played was enough to speak about his roaring sovereignty as a top-order batsman in Test cricket. Pujara in both the innings showed a mix of patience, aggression and determination. With an individual total of 140 runs in the first match, Pujara stands second as the highest run scorer in India Vs New Zealand Test series 2016. If from here on he keeps playing some big innings, he can without a doubt be the leading run scorer.
Will Cheteshwar Pujara keep batting like this to lead the table of highest run scorer in India Vs New Zealand Test series?