Watch as Cheteshwar Pujara adds another century to his stunning county form.
Cheteshwar Pujara hit his sixth century in seven County Championship games this season.
Cheteshwar Pujara, an Indian Test player, continued his scorching form in the County Championship for Sussex by reaching his fifth century of the year. So in place of the injured Tom Haines, Pujara was elected Sussex’s interim captain. Against Middlesex, Pujara reached his century in 144 deliveries and finished Day 1 of the match undefeated on 115 to lead his team to 328/4 at Stump’s. In seven games this season, Pujara has already scored five hundred, including two double-tones and an unbeaten total of 170.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s century versus Middlesex was the best.
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) July 19, 2022
Before being knocked out for 135 by Tom Alsop, Sussex had another outstanding century from him.
Pujara faced off against fellow countryman Umesh Yadav, who joined Middlesex to take Shaheen Shah Afridi’s spot.
The Indian pacer was his team’s most efficient bowler despite being unable to record a wicket.
So Pujara began his County campaign against Derbyshire with scores of 6 and 201* and followed that up with 109 and 12 against Worcestershire.
He scored 203 against Durham, maintaining his form.
After that, he lost for 16 runs in the first innings against Middlesex but recovered well to score an undefeated 170 runs in the second essay.
Before coming back with his century on Tuesday. He had two lackluster performances against Leicestershire, scoring 3 and 46 in the two matches, respectively.
As he was selected to play for the rescheduled fifth Test against England as a result of his outstanding performance in the County Championship, which earned him a call-up to the national squad.
He was the opener and went down for 13 in the first innings, but he recovered to knock a cool 66 in the second, even though India lost and the series was tied 2-2.
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