Cheteshwar Pujara cracks triple ton as India A closes in on victory against West Indies

India A took a massive lead of 296 following Cheteshwar Pujara's third triple ton in first-class cricket while the bowlers kept the hosts on course for a series-leveling victory.

updated: October 11, 2013 18:41 IST
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Hubli: India A skipper Cheteshwar Pujara cracked his third triple ton in first-class cricket as India A rode on his brilliance to force West Indies A stare at an embarrassing defeat in the third unofficial 'Test' here on Friday.

West Indies trail the hosts by 180 runs with seven wickets remaining in their second innings.

Pujara notched up an unbeaten 306 in a masterly exhibition of batsmanship as India A declared their first innings at 564 for nine just at the stroke of tea in reply to West Indies A's 268 in their first essay, to take a substantial 296-run lead.

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