Cheteshwar Pujara’s maiden Test hundred carried India to a comfortable 307 for 5 at the end of the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on August 23.
Pujara, who is often perceived to be Rahul Dravid’s rightful replacement at No.3, justified his claim on that spot with a timely, unconquered 119 (226b) that pegged a butter-fingered New Zealand on the back-foot after M.S. Dhoni had elected to bat.

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