Pujara hits fourth successive hundred in County Championship

Cheteshwar Pujara, playing for Sussex, scored a fourth successive hundred in the County Championship Div 2 in the match against Middlesex at Hove on Saturday.

He reached the landmark with three runs off Mark Stoneman. Pujara finished Day 3 unbeaten on 125 off 149 balls.

It follows his tons against Derbyshire, Worcestershire and Durham. His unbeaten double against Derbyshire made him only the second Indian to score a double-century in the County Championship. Mohammad Azharuddin was the first, having scored 212 against Leicestershire in 1991 and 205 against Durham in 1994, both for Derbyshire.

Pujara hits hundred against Worcestershire in County Championship


The veteran batter has been suffering a lean patch of late. While his last international century came against Australia in January 2019 in Sydney, he managed just 124 runs in six innings in his most recent Test series against South Africa with an average of 20.66.

His poor form led to his exclusion from India’s Test squad for the Sri Lanka series. He has been averaging 26.29 since the beginning of 2020 in the longest format.

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