London. Cheteshwar Pujara has once again achieved excellent form. In the ongoing county cricket in England (County championship division two), he scored a century in the third consecutive match. He has scored these 3 centuries within 15 days. During this, he avoided the team’s defeat by scoring a double century in a match. He is playing for Sussex. Pujara was dropped from India’s Test team due to poor performance in the past. After this, no team bet on him in the mega auction of IPL 2022. After this Pujara turned to England and decided to play county cricket.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s unbeaten century helped Sussex take a big lead against Durham. Sussex scored 350 for 5 in 99 overs in the first innings till the news was written on the second day of the 4-day match. There are still 17 overs to play. Durham has scored 223 runs in the first innings. In this way, he has got a lead of 127 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara is playing 121 runs off 186 balls. He has hit 15 fours so far. Tom Clarke was dismissed for 50 and Tom Haynes scored 54. Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan is at the crease with Pujara scoring zero runs.
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) April 29, 2022
53rd century of first class career
This is the 53rd century of 34-year-old Cheteshwar Pujara’s first-class career. Earlier, he scored 6 and 201 not out against Derbyshire and 109 and 12 against Warwickshire. Before this match, he has scored 17276 runs in 228 matches of first class at an average of 51. Had 52 centuries and 70 half-centuries. That is, he has played an innings of more than 50 runs for the 123rd time. 352 runs have been his biggest score.
Cheteshwar Pujara has performed well in Test cricket as well. He has scored 6713 runs in 95 matches 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 204 not out. With this, Pujara can once again return to the Test team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 29, 2022, 21:53 IST