Days after scoring two back-to-back centuries in the Royal London One-Day Cup, India star Cheteshwar Pujara continued his golden run and smashed his third hundred for Sussex against Middlesex on Tuesday.
Pujara reached the triple-figure mark off just 75 balls with 14 fours and a couple of sixes. Overall the Sussex skipper scored 132 from 90 deliveries at a breathtaking strike rate of 146.67.
Pujara, who is renowned for his red-ball exploits, has been phenomenal in the 50-over tournament in England. He is the second-highest run-scorer in the completion with 482 runs from seven innings, at an average of 96.40 and strike rate of 110.05.
Here is the video:
A century from just 75 balls for @cheteshwar1. 🤩 💯
Just phemeomenal. 💫 pic.twitter.com/z6vrKyqDfp
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) August 23, 2022
Speaking about the ongoing contest, Sussex managed to post a humongous 400/4 in 50 overs. Apart from Pujara, opening batter Tom Alsop smashed an unbeaten 189 from 155 deliveries, including 19 fours and five sixes.
Middlesex’s Max Harris picked three wickets but went for 98 runs in his 10 overs. Though, Thilan Walallawita bowled an economical spell and conceded only 32 runs with a wicket in his quota of 10 overs.