Cheteshwar Pujara made a big comeback, scored 51st career century and also completed 17 thousand runs, VIDEO

London. Cheteshwar Pujara is running in poor form in Test cricket. Due to this he has been out of Team India. But now he has given signs of a great comeback. He scored a brilliant century while playing for Sussex in a match in the County Championship Division Two. This is his first match of the county season. They are also trying to avoid the defeat of the team. His innings is also important because the Indian team has to play a Test match in England in July. If Pujara maintains his performance there, then he can once again return to the team.

On the fourth and final day of the 4-day match, Sussex scored 391 for 2 against Derbyshire in the second innings till the news was written on Sunday. The team is batting in the second innings after follow-on. The team could score only 174 runs in the first innings. At the same time, Derbyshire declared the first innings by scoring 505 runs for 8 wickets. There is still 53 overs to play and Sussex have got a lead of 60 runs. That is, the team is moving towards drawing the match in a way. Pujara is playing after scoring 121 runs off 271 balls. Has hit 21 fours. Tom Haynes is standing with him after scoring 213 runs. Both have added 246 not out for the third wicket so far.

Pujara has scored a triple century

This is the 51st century of Cheteshwar Pujara’s first-class career. Before this match, he had scored 16948 runs in 374 innings of 226 matches at an average of 51. That is, in this way his 17 thousand runs have also been completed. He had scored 50 centuries and 70 half-centuries. The average was 51. He also played the best innings of 352 runs. He has scored 6713 runs in 95 matches for India at an average of 44. Has scored 18 centuries and 32 half-centuries. That is, have scored more than 50 runs 50 times. He played the biggest innings of 206 not out.

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However, Cheteshwar Pujara has not been able to score a century in Tests since January 2019. Due to this he and Ajinkya Rahane did not get a chance in the home series against Sri Lanka. He played the last Test series in South Africa. He could score more than 50 runs in just one innings out of 6.

Tags: BCCI, Cheteshwar Pujara, county cricket, Team India

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