Cheteshwar Pujara scores fourth consecutive ton for Sussex and wins battle against Shaheen Afridi | Cricket News


HOVE: Cheteshwar Pujara continued his imperious form with a successive fourth hundred for Sussex against a quality attack from Middlesex which had Pakistan international Shaheen Shah Afridi in its ranks.
Pujara, who has already scored two double hundred and one hundred, hit with offensive intent, completing his mark in triple figures on 133 balls with 13 limits and two sixes.
The first of his two sixes is the one he will remember when he clipped a short ball from Afridi over the backspot for a six.

He also reached a limit off Afridi and easily negotiated one of the best pacemakers in the world, completing 500 runs for the season in just four games.
At the stumps on day three, Pujara hit 125 for 149 with 16 boundary and two sixes and Sussex in his second inning hit 236 for three in his second. Middlesex had scored 358 in their first try in response to Sussex’s 392.
Pujara’s cent came off spinner Mark Stoneman, which he led for three runs.

Pujara was very attacking throughout the innings and that only helped the fact that the Sussex County pitch in Hove was flat and with the sun shining not much in the air or off the track.
Pujara added 138 for third wicket with first-inning centurion Tom Aslop (66 from 90 balls) and was tough on young middle pacer Blake Cullen.
Pujara’s county cricket scoring streak is 6, 201 no, 109, 12, 203, 16, 125 no with a total of 582* runs in four games.

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