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Scored 64th century at the age of 36… After being dropped from the national team, he reached abroad


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Cheteshwar Pujara is unbeaten on 104 runs He played an excellent innings against Derbyshire Pujara would like to convert century into double century on the third day

New Delhi. Cheteshwar Pujara is playing county cricket in England these days. This 36 year old star batsman, while playing for Sussex, has scored a brilliant century against Derbyshire. This is the 64th century of Pujara’s first class career. On the basis of this brilliant century by this right-handed batsman, Sussex has strengthened its position. Pujara’s first century in the third match of this county season. He played his last Test match for Team India in June 2023 against Australia. Since then he is out of Team India.

Cheteshwar Pujara had given a strong performance for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy after being dropped from the national team. After this he turned to the county where his bat is on fire. He came to play his third match in the County Championship Division Two 2024. Pujara, who scored 38 runs in the first match, improved his record in the next match by scoring 86 runs in the first innings while playing an unbeaten inning of 44 runs in the second innings. He scored a century with his bat in the third match. Sussex did not have a good start against Derbyshire but later Cheteshwar Pujara took over the team with a century.

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Cheteshwar Pujara scored unbeaten 104 runs
Pujara played an unbeaten inning of 104 runs with the help of 10 fours in 167 balls. By the end of the day’s play, Sussex had scored 357 runs for 5 wickets. With this, Sussex has taken a lead of 111 runs in the first innings. Derbyshire had scored 246 runs in the first innings. A double century is expected from Pujara on the third day. Pujara would like to convert the century into a double century.

Eyeing return in test series against Australia
By playing a century, Cheteshwar Pujara has staked his claim in Team India for the upcoming 5-match Test series to be played against Australia. The teams of India and Australia will face each other in the last 5-match Border Gavaskar Test series this year. The Indian team will tour Australia for a 5-match Test series in November. After being dropped from Team India, Pujara is continuously scoring runs in the County Championship. If he is successful in maintaining this form, he may return in the Test series against Australia.

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