India vs Bangladesh: Cheteshwar Pujara breaks 52-year-old batting record

Team India’s right-handed batsman Cheteshwar Pujara broke a 52-year-old Indian batting record on the first day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad.

Pujara, now holds the national record of scoring most runs in a single season. The record previously belonged to Chandu Borde, who scored 1604 runs in the 1964-65 season.

When Pujara reached the score of 83, he surpassed Borde by a run and now has 1605 runs in 13 first-class matches he played this season.

Most runs in a first-class season in India

Player Matches Inngs Runs Highest Avg 100s Season
C Pujara 13 21 1605 256* 89.16 6 2016-17
Chandu Borde 21 28 1604 168 64.16 6 1964-65
C Pujara 13 23 1585 352 93.23 5 2012-13
Frank Worrell 20 30 1560 127 57.77 4 1950-51
Hanumant Singh 13 25 1556 213* 74.09 6 1966-67

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