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Pujara plays India's longest innings

Cheteshwar Pujara's 525-ball 202 was the longest Test innings by an India batsman ESPNcricinfo Ltd

525 Balls faced by Cheteshwar Pujara - the most by an India batsman in a Test innings (where balls faced is known). The previous record was Rahul Dravid's 495 deliveries for his career-best 270 in Rawalpindi in 2004.

1964 The last time a batsman played over 500 balls against Australia. Ken Barrington faced 624 deliveries in his innings of 256 at Old Trafford. Pujara is only the fourth batsman to face over 500 balls against Australia. Wally Hammond did it three times.

2 Players who have made more double-centuries against Australia than the two by Pujara. Hammond scored four double-tons followed by Brian Lara with three. Graeme Pollock, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman have also scored two double-hundreds against Australia.

11 Double-centuries by Pujara in first-class matches - the most among Indian players along with Vijay Merchant. Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid have 10 double-tons. Pujara has made three double-centuries in Tests, five in the Ranji Trophy, two for India A and one in the Duleep Trophy.

215 Number of balls Pujara faced from Steve O'Keefe in his innings - the second most by a batsman off a bowler in a Test innings since 2000. Mahela Jayawardene had batted 221 balls off Nicky Boje in his famous 374. Pujara scored 65 off O'Keefe at a strike rate of 30.23, and against other bowlers he scored at 44.19 - 137 runs off 310 balls.


210 Overs batted by India - their fourth-longest Test innings and the second longest in last 55 years. They had batted 225.2 overs against Sri Lanka in Colombo (SSC) in 2010. The previous longest innings for India against Australia was 202 overs in Adelaide in 1985-86. The last team to play 200 overs against Australia was South Africa in Durban in 1994.

2001 The last time a bowler bowled 75 or more overs in an innings - Ray Price against South Africa in Bulawayo. O'Keefe bowled 77 overs in this innings, the second most for any bowler in India.

199 Partnership between Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha - the highest seventh-wicket stand for India against Australia, beating 132 between Hemu Adhikari and Vijay Hazare in Adelaide in 1947-48. It is the third highest seventh-wicket stand for any team against Australia.

521 Balls taken by Pujara to reach his double-century, the most by an India batsman. The previous slowest double-hundred for India was off 488 balls - Navjot Sidhu in Port of Spain in 1996-97.

4 Number of Indian players to score over 2000 first-class runs in a season. Pujara has 2007 runs in this 2016-17 season, all in India. The other three are: Mohinder Amarnath (2234) in 1982-83 playing in Pakistan, India and West Indies; Sunil Gavaskar (2121) in 1978-79 in India and Pakista; and Mohammad Azhruddin (2016) in 1991 in England. Pujara is the first to score over 2000 runs in an Indian first-class season.

3 Centuries for Saha - the second most among India wicketkeepers behind MS Dhoni's six. Saha's third century came in his 34th innings, compared to Dhoni's 62.

2.87 Run rate of India's innings - the lowest among their 27 600-plus totals. Their total of 603 for 9 is their fourth-highest total against Australia. India had scored only 674 runs in four innings of the first two Tests before this total.