Indian openers scoring hundreds in a test innings

CA Pujara’s 135 not out at the end of the second day’s play in the ongoing third and final test between Sri Lanka and India at Col-SSC provide the 134th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against various oppositions. CA Pujara became the 30th Indian opening batsman to score a hundred against various oppositions

 

CA Puajara’s 135 not out at the end of the second day’s play in the ongoing third and final test between Sri Lanka and India at Col-SSC provide the 67th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against various oppositions on away. CA Pujara became the 20th Indian opening batsman to score a hundred against various oppositions on away soil

 

It is quite interesting to note that out of 134 occasions of Indian opening batsmen scoring hundreds – an exact half – that is 67 occasions – have been scored on away soil

 

CA Pujara’a 135 not out represents the 17th hundred by an Indian opening batsman against Sri Lanka. All the hundreds are listed below

 

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 SM Gavaskar 155 2 v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982
2 SM Gavaskar 176 2 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 17 Dec 1986
3 NS Sidhu 104 3 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
4 NS Sidhu 124 1 v Sri Lanka Lucknow 18 Jan 1994
5 NS Sidhu 111 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 02 Aug 1997
6 NS Sidhu 131 2 v Sri Lanka Mohali 19 Nov 1997
7 S Ramesh 143 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Feb 1999
8 V Sehwag 201* 1 v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
9 G Gambhir 114 3 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009
10 G Gambhir 167 1 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
11 V Sehwag 131 1 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
12 V Sehwag 293 2 v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 02 Dec 2009
13 V Sehwag 109 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 18 Jul 2010
14 V Sehwag 109 2 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 03 Aug 2010
15 S Dhawan 134 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
16 KL Rahul 108 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
17 CA Pujara 135* 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

 

CA Pujara’a 135 not out represents the ninth hundred by an Indian opening batsman against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. All the hundreds are listed below

 

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 NS Sidhu 104 3 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
2 NS Sidhu 111 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 02 Aug 1997
3 S Ramesh 143 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Feb 1999
4 V Sehwag 201* 1 v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
5 V Sehwag 109 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 18 Jul 2010
6 V Sehwag 109 2 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 03 Aug 2010
7 S Dhawan 134 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
8 KL Rahul 108 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
9 CA Pujara 135* 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

 

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