Cheteshwar Pujara Maintain His County Form With Another Century. Pujara scored his fifth century in seven County Championship matches this season.
Cheteshwar Pujara, India’s Test captain, continued his blistering form for Sussex in the County Championship. Scoring his fifth century of the season. Pujara, who named Sussex’s interim captain in the absence of the injured Tom Haines. Scored a century in 144 deliveries against Middlesex and finished Day 1 unbeaten on 115 to help his team reach 328/4 at Stumps. Pujara has now scored five centuries in seven games this season. Including two double centuries and an unbeaten score of 170.
Watch the highlight reel of Cheteshwar Pujara’s century against Middlesex.
Tom Alsop also hit a century for Sussex before being dismiss for 135.
Pujara faced fellow countryman Umesh Yadav, who had joined Middlesex as a replacement for Shaheen Shah Afridi.
The India pacer, who did not take a wicket, was his team’s most economical bowler.
Pujara began his County season with 6 and 201* against Derbyshire, followed by 109 and 12 against Worcestershire.
He maintained his form against Durham, scoring 203 points.
After that, he was dismiss for 16 in the first innings against Middlesex. But he came back strongly in the second innings to score an unbeaten 170.
After that, he had two average outings against Leicestershire, scoring 3 and 46 in the two games, before bouncing back with his century on Tuesday.
His outstanding performance in the County Championship earned him a call-up to the national team, and he was selected to play in the rescheduled fifth Test against England.
As an opener, he was out for 13 in the first innings, but recovered to score a composed 66 in the second, despite India losing the series 2-2.