Cheteshwar Pujara celebrated his inclusion in the Indian ODI squad with a triple-century for Saurashtra in their ongoing Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Karnataka in Rajkot. Pujara finally finished his marathon knock on 352 off 527 balls, which is also the highest ever Ranji individual score, but not before ensuring his team's safe passage into Ranji semis. India play England in the first one-dayer which is also in the same town.
Pujara resumed his innings on 261 at the Saurashtra University Ground and reached his 300 off 356 deliveries on the final day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final. Saurashtra crossed 700 in their second innings riding high on his massive innings.
"My plan was to get some practice for the ODI. Once I was set, once I scored my hundred I was in a positive mood and our team was safe," Pujara had told ESPNcricinfo. "Even if I would have got out, we were still safe to qualify."