Cheteshwar Pujara was dealing in centuries in county cricket in England. He was expected to perform well for India in the World Test Championship final against Australia, having played a couple of county games ahead of the mega final.
However, he was a walking wicket for Australia bowlers. After scoring 15 in the first innings, he amassed 27 in the second, leaving Team India in trouble.
He has the third worst average for batters with 1000 runs in WTC history.
Lowest Average in WTC (Min 1000 runs)
27.76 – Rory Burns
27.85 – Jos Buttler
29.98 – C Pujara*
30.90 – Z Crawley
31.10 – Z Blackwood
Pujara was uncomfortable against the rivals during his stay at the crease. Australia smashed 469 and dismissed India for 269.
In their second innings, the Pat Cummins-led team managed 270/8 before asking Rohit’s team to chase 444 runs.