New Delhi. Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is doing wonders in county cricket in England. Pujara, playing for Sussex in his debut match against Derbyshire, might have been dismissed for just 6 runs in the first innings, but he did wonders in the second innings. He is engaged in saving the Sussexes from a humiliating defeat and has almost thrown them out of this humiliating defeat. In fact, batting first, Derbyshire declared his innings by scoring 505 for 8 wickets.
In response, Sussex’s team was all out for 174 runs. Playing the follow-on, Sussex made 278 for 2 in the second innings. Sussex are now just 53 runs behind and now one more day’s play is left. Tom Haines and Pujara are on the crease and their effort is to stay on the crease till the end. Captain Hans is playing on 164 runs, while Pujara is unbeaten on 57 runs. Together, both of them have almost averted at least the embarrassing defeat at the head of the team.
Pujara flopped badly in the first innings
Pujara, who made his debut for Sussex, went to bat on the second day in the first innings of Division Two’s match against Derbyshire. Derbyshire’s medium pacer Anuj Dal sent him to the pavilion early. However, Pujara did not make any such mistake in the second innings.
Pujara did not find a place in the Indian team since the series against South Africa. Due to this he started playing county cricket. Apart from Pujara, Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan also made his debut for Sussex. The Sussexes are Pujara’s fourth county team. Earlier he has also played for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.