Cheteshwar Pujara scored his third double hundred of the county championships season for Sussex, this time on the iconic Lord’s Cricket Floor because the captain of his county group in opposition to a powerful Middlesex bowling line-up.

Cheteshwar Pujara hits double hundred at Lord’s as Sussex captain vs Middlesex (Photograph Courtesy: Sussex)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pujara hit 231 for Sussex at Lord’s Cricket Floor vs Middlesex
  • Pujara has hit 3 double lots of for Sussex within the ongoing season
  • No Indian batter has scored greater than 2 double lots of in county cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara continued his golden run in county championships Division 2 because the senior India batter scored his third double hundred of the season for Sussex in opposition to Middlesex on Day 2 of their match on the iconic Lord’s Cricket Floor on Wednesday, July 20. Pujara made it particular by changing into the primary Indian batter to attain a first-class double hundred on the iconic venue in London.

Cheteshwar Pujara hit 231 after batting 403 balls in a superlative innings that stretched over 2 days as he hit 21 boundaries and three sixes. Pujara, who was handed the captain’s armband at Sussex, led from the entrance because the county facet posted 523 of their first innings at Lord’s.

Cheteshwar Pujara has damaged the report for essentially the most variety of double lots of by an Indian batter in county cricket. Earlier than he signed up for Sussex within the ongoing version, Pujara hadn’t hit a single double hundred however he has gone previous Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally with 3 in a season. The previous India captain had hit 212 in opposition to Leicestershire for Derbyshire in 1994 and 205 in opposition to Durham in 1994.

Pujara and Tom Alsop did the majority of the scoring for Sussex in opposition to a powerful bowling line-up of Middlesex which included India pacer Umesh Yadav, Eire’s Tim Murtagh amongst others. Notably, Umesh went wicketless regardless of bowling 29 overs.

Pujara, who walked in at No. 4, stitched a 210-run stand with Alsop, who scored 135 from 277 balls. He then stitched a 66-run stand with Danial Ibrahim decrease down the order. There weren’t some other main contribution from the batting order.

Pujara’s heroics was recognised by the London crowd and his teammates as they stood up on the Lord’s balcony and gave the India batter a standing ovation.

He started his stint with Sussex with a double hundred in opposition to Derbyshire.

He adopted it up with 100 in opposition to Worcestershire and a double hundred in opposition to Durham. Pujara hit 170 not out in opposition to Middlesex in Might and the imperious type helped him return to the Take a look at facet after he was dropped for the house collection in opposition to Sri Lanka earlier this 12 months.

Pujara managed to maintain his Take a look at hopes alive by hitting a vital 66 within the second innings for India in opposition to England within the rescheduled fifth Take a look at.

He returned to the county championship after the fifth Take a look at with a sturdy 46 in opposition to Leicestershire at Hove. Notably, Pujara was named captain of Sussex in opposition to Middlesex after their common captain Tom Haines suffered an damage in opposition to Leicestershire.

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