Cheteshwar Pujara, who is a Test specialist for India, made an unbeaten 61-ball 100 for Saurashtra in the Group C encounter of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 against Railways at Indore. The 31 years old has been in red-hot form of late. This was Pujara’s maiden T20 century. Before this knock, he had failed to convert his six-fifty-plus scores into a century. But that wasn’t the case today.
Opening the batting for Saurashtra, Pujara hit 14 fours and a six to score his century and led his side to a competitive total of 188/3.
Pujara completed his first 50 runs in 29 balls, while his second fifty came off 32 deliveries. He also became the first player to score a Twenty20 century for Saurashtra. Now, only Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal and Pujara have scores of 300 in First-class, 150 in List-A, and a century in T20 cricket, when it comes to Indian domestic tournaments.