Hyderabad, Feb 9: Cheteshwar Pujara continued his impressive run with the bat and today (February 9) broke a 52-year-old Indian record during the first day's play of the one-off Test against Bangladesh here.
On Thursday, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Pujara scored 83 to break a long-standing Indian mark owned by Chandu Borde.
With another half century under his belt, Pujara has now accumulated 1,605 in the Indian first-class season. He took 21 visits to the crease (13 matches) to reach there while Borde had scored 1,604 runs in 1964-65 season in 28 innings (21 matches).
The 29-year-old Pujara is one of the most prolific run scorers in Indian first-class cricket. Recently he scored 86 and 116 not out for Rest of India against Gujarat in the Irani Cup.
Prior the Irani Cup contest, Pujara had struck 2 centuries and a half ton against England in the five-Test series which India won 4-0.
Before the start of today's Test, Pujara had scored 3,256 runs in 43 matches. He made his debut in the longer format against Australia in 2010.