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Pujara is doing well at No.3: Viswanath

DNMUM416360 | 6/17/2018 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :594



Bengaluru: After Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat in the historic Test that welcomed Afghanistan into the big league on Thursday here, KL Rahul was padded up along with Shikhar Dhawan as the teams lined up for the national anthem before the start of play. Regular opener Murali Vijay was conspicuous by his absence as he was “receiving treatment” before walking out to bat with Dhawan. That both Vijay and Dhawan scored contrasting centuries, laying the foundation for India’s innings and 262-run victory over the Test debutants in just six sessions, was a testimony to their form and approach on a fine batting strip.
Interestingly, Cheteshwar Pujara, India’s dependable No. 3 batsman over the years, had not padded up. No,
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