On Friday May 5, Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara hit his third century in the ongoing County cricket season while playing for Sussex.
Pujara who is the test specialist for the Indian team, led the fight against Worcestershire’s 264 runs by playing a captain’s innings. After the top order struggled, Pujara led the team with 136 runs off 189 balls and formed a crucial partnership with Steve Smith.
Pujara’s century helped Sussex reach 373 in the first innings of the game and gain a crucial lead ahead of the final two days of the match.
Pujara rebooted his test career by competing in England’s second-tier of County cricket. Pujara’s performance persuaded the national team to immediately reinstate him after he was dropped in January 2022.
His previous two tons came against Durham and Gloucestershire.
The 35-year old flew to England after the conclusion of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
He is preparing for the final of the World Test Championship against Australia. The game will be played from June 7 to 11 at the Kennington Oval Stadium in London.