Sussex captain Cheteshwar Pujara remained unbeaten on 49
Before this, he had played a century in the last 2 matches.
Last ODI played for Team India 8 years ago
London. Cheteshwar Pujara’s bat is not taking the name of calm. He is currently in England and is playing for county team Sussex in the Royal London One Day Cup 2022. Pujara, who was captaining the team, had reached near 50 runs in the third consecutive match. It also includes 2 centuries. He scored an unbeaten 49 against Durham in a match (Durham vs Sussex) on Wednesday and also led the team to victory. The specialty of his innings has been that he brought the team on the winning track in the match going at a critical juncture. The team achieved the target for 6 wickets with 4 balls remaining.
Cheteshwar Pujara remained unbeaten on 49 off 68 balls. He hit only 2 fours in this innings. From this his struggling innings can be gauged. When he came out to bat, the team’s score was 123 for 2 wickets, but later it became 184 for 5 wickets. Earlier, batting first Durham had scored 228 runs for 8 wickets. Opener batsman Graham Clarke scored the highest 69 runs. James Coles took 3 wickets.
Best innings played
Earlier, 34-year-old Pujara had played a blistering innings of 174 runs against Surrey on 14 August. It was the best innings of his List-A career. He faced 131 balls and scored runs at a strike rate of 133. He hit 20 fours and 5 sixes. That is, 110 runs were successful in making from the boundary. At the same time, 107 runs were scored against Warwickshire on 12 August. During this, he also scored 22 runs in an over.
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Cheteshwar Pujara may be doing wonders with the bat here, but he has been able to play only 5 ODIs for Team India. He has not even been able to make a place in the ODI team for 8 years. He has scored 4861 runs in 109 List-A matches at an average of 57. Has scored 13 centuries and 30 half-centuries.
Tags: Cheteshwar Pujara, county cricket, England, Sussex, Team India
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 18, 2022, 07:03 IST