First Skipper, Now Centurion, Great Start By Indian Player In England’s County Cricket

The 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL-2023) is being played in different cities in India. Ten teams are participating in this league. An Indian veteran is missing from this tournament and playing on foreign soil. Not only playing but also leading his team. The same stalwart created panic on the field by scoring a century.

The stalwart and veteran batsman we are talking about is Cheteshwar Pujara. This is not the first time that Pujara has been part of the county team. He has represented the foreign team before also. Now he made his captaincy debut. Pujara scored a century while showing an amazing game for the Sussex team.

India’s senior batsman and Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara scored a century for Sussex against Durham in the County Championship Division Two. Pujara, who is captaining Sussex this season, scored a hundred in 134 balls. At one point, the score was 44 for two, but Pujara scored 115 off 163 balls and shared a 112-run partnership with Tom Clarke. Durham was bowled out for 376 by Sussex.

Apart from Pujara, wicket-keeper batsman Oliver Carter scored 41 runs off 96 balls with 7 fours. Nathan Andrew was present at stumps on the second day at the crease on a personal score of 36 runs in 69 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. By the end of the day’s play, the Sussex team scored 332 runs for 9 wickets. The team is still trailing Durham by 44 runs. Earlier, captain Alex Lees (79) and Michael Jones (87) shared an opening partnership of 142 runs for the Durham team. Lees hit 14 fours in his innings of 85 balls. At the same time, Jones added 87 runs in 156 balls with the help of 13 fours.

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