Royal London Cup One Day: Pujara smashes career-best 174


India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara smashed his option to a career-best List A rating of 174, notching up his second hundred in a span of 48 hours as Sussex amassed a mammoth 378 for six towards Surrey within the Royal London Cup One Day Championship on Sunday.

On Friday, Pujara had caned the Warwickshire assault en route his 79-ball 107, albeit in a dropping trigger.

On Sunday, Sussex batted first on a small county floor at Hove, and was 9 for 2 inside first 4 overs when Tom Clark (104 off 106 balls) and Pujara joined forces so as to add 205 runs for the third wicket.

Pujara, who has a close to 55 common in List A cricket, scored his thirteenth hundred within the 50-over format and, in all, confronted 131 balls from which he hit 20 fours and 5 sixes.

By the time he was dismissed within the forty eighth over, Pujara had practically scored half of his crew’s runs (350) at the moment.

Pujara hit a six every off pacers Matt Dunn, Conor McKerr and Ryan Patel. Spinners Amar Virdi and Yousef Majid have been additionally tonked for a most every.

At the Grace Road floor in Leicester, left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya emerged as essentially the most profitable bowler for Warwickshire with figures of three for 69 towards Leicestershire in one other List A sport.

Krunal’s victims have been Louis Kimber (78), South African worldwide Wiaan Mulder (68) and Aaron Lilley (33).

Leicestershire scored 338 for eight in 50 overs.

Veteran Indian Test pacer Umesh Yadav continued his good displaying for Middlesex with figures of two for 58 from 10 overs with wickets of Somerset openers Andrew Umeed (10) and skipper James Rew (114).

Umesh presently has 13 wickets from 4 video games with a five-for and four-for below his belt. Somerset scored 335 for six in 50 overs.

Out of favour India pacer Navdeep Saini had figures of none for 43 for Kent towards Northamptonshire, which was bowled out for 210.

While Saini went wicketless, this was the least variety of runs that he has conceded in Royal London Cup thus far, having gone for above 61, 71 and 68 runs in his earlier three appearances.

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