Duleep Trophy 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara takes a stunning catch
As if his sensational double century was not enough, Cheteshwar Pujara took a blinder in the final of Duleep Trophy to help his team, India Blue edge closer to the trophy.
The brilliant catch was taken in the 19th over of India Red’s innings. the Reds were in a spot of bother after losing two early wickets but a 42 run partnership between Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan steadied the ship. And just when they were looking settle, Pujara took stunner to send Yuvraj back to the dressing room. Abhimanyu Mithun was the bowler. He bowled a back of a length delivery outside the off stump. With so much width provided, Yuvraj went to cut the ball but only managed to edge it to Pujara, who was standing at the first slip.
It was an easy catch but Pujara failed to hold on to it, and just when it seemed he had given the batsman a lifeline, he dived full length to his left side and took the catch.
Watch the stunning catch here:
Pujara has been in terrific form in the ongoing Duleep Trophy. He has scored an impressive 453 runs so far including an unbeaten 256 in the final. With a busy home schedule ahead, his form will be very encouraging for the Indian team.
Meanwhile, India Blue inched closer to win the tournament after taking a massive 337-run lead in the first innings against India Red on the penultimate day of the summit clash. Batting first, India Blue scored a mammoth 693 runs.
In reply, India Red were all out for only 356 runs. After deciding not to enforce a follow-on, India Red were 1 for no loss after the end of the penultimate day.
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