Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara On Tuesday has added one more accolade to his name by completing 5,000 runs in List A format. Cheteshwar Pujara achieved this feat during Sussex’s Royal London One Day Cup fixture against Middlesex at Hove on Tuesday.
Pujara adopted an aggressive approach during the fixture against Middlesex smashing 132 runs off 90 balls in an innings embellished with twenty-fours & two sixes. He was smashing runs at a stunning strike rate of 146.66.
With one more ton in List A format, Pujara’s tally of runs in List A format reaches 5,059 runs in 111 games across 109 innings at an average of 57.48. His best score in List A format is 174. Pujara has scored 14 tons & 31 fifties in List A format.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s Extra-Ordinary stint at Sussex in County Cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara’s fiery batting approach along with massive run-scoring for Sussex has turned the heads around. Looking at Pujara’s One Day Cup tally, he has smashed 614 runs in eight innings at an average of 102.33. Three centuries and two half-centuries have come out of his bat. Pujara’s best score in One Cup is 174 which he achieved against Surrey. In the process, he also became the highest run-scorer for Sussex in List A cricket. He is also the second highest run-scorer in the list A format so far, behind Stephen Sean Eskinazi of Middlesex, who has scored 658 runs in eight games.
In the longest format & County Championship Division two, Pujara has displayed spectacular performances for Sussex by amassing massive runs. In 13 innings across eight matches in the Championship, Pujara has scored 1,094 runs at an average of 109.40. His best individual score is 231 runs. He became the highest run-scorer in first-class format by amassing 500 plus scores.
Sussex beats Middlesex by 157 runs in their Royal London Cup fixture on Tuesday
Talking about the fixture, gleaming centuries from Tom Alsop (189*) and Pujara (132) helped Sussex reach 400/4 in their 50 overs. Alsop and Pujara stitched a rewarding 240-run stand for the third wicket. Max Harris was the pick of the bowlers for Middlesex with 3/56.
In reply, chaisng 401 runs Middlesex were never in the chase as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Wicketkeeper-batter Joe Cracknell scored a solid 71 while Martin Andersson scored 30. But Henry Crocombe (3/33) and Delray Rawlins (3/61) did the trick for Sussex and Middlesex were bundled out for 243, losing the game by 157 runs.
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