Cheteshwar Pujara smashes second consecutive century in Royal London One-Day Cup

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara (Photograph by Clive Mason/Getty Photographs)

Veteran Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara continued his pink scorching kind with one more century within the Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 match. The Sussex batter scored 174 runs off simply 131 balls with the assistance of 20 fours and 5 sixes in opposition to Surrey on the County Floor in Hove on Sunday (August 14). He reached the 100-run mark off 103 balls after which smashed 74 runs in simply 27 balls to information Sussex to 378/6 whereas batting first. Within the earlier match in opposition to Warwickshire, he smashed 107 runs off simply 79 balls and 63 runs in opposition to Gloucestershire on August 5.

The 34-year-old right-handed batter is captaining Sussex within the place of injured skipper Tom Haines. He joined Sussex after going unsold within the Indian Premier League 2022 mega-auction. His stint in County cricket proved very profitable for him and Sussex this season. Pujara is main the scoring charts for Susses in Couty with 1094 runs in simply eight matches at a median of 109.40 to date. His heroics with Sussex earned him a swift return to the Indian red-ball crew as properly.

Pujara continued his red-ball cricket kind within the Royal London One-Day Cup, scoring 367 runs in simply 5 matches to date at a median of 91.75 and a strike fee of 120.72. Throughout his 174-run knock in opposition to Surrey, he broke his earlier highest rating of 158* runs in Listing-A cricket. Previous to this inning, he had scored 4668 runs in 107 Listing-A matches at a formidable common of 54.56 however made solely 5 appearances in ODI cricket.

Sussex forward of Surrey after 174-run knock from Cheteshwar Pujara

Notably, Sussex are struggling within the backside half of the Royal London One-Day Cup Division One desk with two wins and two defeats within the opening 4 matches to date. Pujara’s huge present and Tom Clark’s 104-run knock helped Sussex to attain 378 runs whereas batting first in opposition to Surrey. Proper-arm pacer Aristides Karvelas took 4 early wickets to cut back Surrey to 55/4 in 11 overs. An enormous win in opposition to Surrey would put Sussex at prime of the desk who’re having a formidable web run fee of 0.860.