For Cheteshwar Pujara, gritty 135 better than a double ton

The pitch had turn in it and he had lost several partners at the other end. Cheteshwar Pujara though anchored himself to take 135 from India's first innings against England.

updated: November 24, 2012 19:42 IST
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Mumbai: Young Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday, rated his century in the first innings of the ongoing second Test higher than the unbeaten double hundred he struck in the first Test, saying it has come in a more challenging situation.

Pujara, who is in scorching form, scored 135 to script India's revival in the second Test.

"I think this innings was better than the Ahmedabad one. This was more satisfying than the double hundred. We were in trouble and the team needed a score on the board. Even the wicket was difficult to bat on. Yes it was satisfying to score a hundred in a difficult situation," said Pujara, who had scored 206 not out in the series opener at Ahmedabad.

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