Watch: Cheteshwar Pujara Scores Second Consecutive Century For Sussex in Royal One-Day Cup

Last Updated: August 14, 2022, 19:52 IST

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 174 runs off 131 balls with 20 fours and 5 sixes. (Photo: Twitter/Sessex)

Pujara added 205 runs for the third wicket with Tom Clark to bail his team out of danger

India batter Cheteshwar Pujara scored his second consecutive century for Sussex to continue his memorable run at the ongoing Royal London One-Day Cup.

The right-hander scored 174 runs off 131 balls with 20 fours and 5 sixes. Pujara, earlier, had scored 107 runs off just 79 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes in a match against Warwickshire on August 12.

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The 34-year-old added 205 runs for the third wicket with Tom Clark to bail his team out of danger.

While Clark fell on 104, Pujara continued to hold one end tight. Soon after his century, the Pujara changed gears and started striking the ball at a better strike rate and scored 74 runs off the next 28 balls.

Pujara, who is leading the side in the absence of regular skipper Tom Haines, helped Sussex post a total of 378/6 in 50 overs.

The India batter is coming off a sensational stint in the County Championship Division Two, where he was the second-highest run-getter with 1094 runs in 13 innings at average of 109.40.

Pujara’s five 100+ scores during the season included three double-hundreds, the last of them (231) coming on his County Championship captaincy debut against Middlesex in July.

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