Pujara made 203 and faced 334 balls, in which he hit 24 fours. The senior India player was batting overnight on 107, which helped his side take a substantial lead against Durham, who were all out for 223 in their first innings.
ANOTHER double century. 👏@cheteshwar1 💯💯 https://t.co/UDNsrDDkfX
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) 1651326679000
Thanks to Pujara’s effort, Sussex extended their dominance on the third day of the match, their innings ending at 538 for a massive lead of 315 runs.
With Sussex enforcing follow-on, Durham were 38 for no loss in their second essay, still trailing by 277 runs.
A fantastic partnership of 154 comes to an end, but great batting today from these two. 🌟 https://t.co/5ZPfX6bf7I
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) 1651325070000
The out-of-favour India batter, who is in sparkling form, is making most of his county stint. He now has scored two hundreds and as many double centuries in his five innings.
Making his debut for Sussex, Pujara had scored 6 and an unbeaten 201 to help his side draw the match against Derbyshire.
1⃣5⃣0⃣ 👏@cheteshwar1 = runs. 🙌 https://t.co/7MB1TMbZGB
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) 1651318768000
In Sussex’s 34-run loss to Worcestershire, he scored 109 in the first innings, followed by 12 in the second essay.
The big runs will keep Pujara in contention for a place in the Indian squad when they travel to England for the postponed fifth Test later this year.
Rizwan x Pujara pre-match prep. 🙌 https://t.co/g3vVwefsQf
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) 1651310150000
The veteran batter was dropped from the Indian Test team following the series loss in South Africa earlier this year.