Cheteshwar Pujara’s detractors were gaining ammunition by the day, but the middle-order bulwark has hit back at the naysayers with an enterprising fifty on day three at Headingley. He didn’t slide into his shell as James Anderson was tucked frequently through mid-wicket and maintained an element of proactivity for the better part of what was his first half-century of the series. India would be overjoyed to see Pujara at his obdurate best as the axe of defeat still dangles over their head.
Pujara slams a pull shot to the square leg fence to bring up his first half-century of the series.
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