Video: Cheteshwar Pujara burst, hit a stormy century, gave 22 runs in 1 over

Cheteshwar Pujara has been in England for the past several weeks, where he is participating in the Royal London One Day Cup for Sussex County Club and is also captaining the team.

Cheteshwar Pujara spent just 22 balls to reach century from half-century.

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Indian Cricket Team star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara Ever since playing county cricket in England, runs have been pouring in just from his bat. Till a few weeks ago, he was hitting a century and a double century in the County Championship. Such innings are expected from him in first class cricket, but now the senior Indian batsman has shown his fifth gear of batting to everyone. Pujara has scored such a stormy century in England’s Royal London ODI Cup, which is rarely seen with his bat.

Pujara has been playing for Sussex since March this year. For this county, he scored a double century and hundreds in the First Class Championship. Now these days he is also participating in the ODI tournament for the same county team and it has not proved easy to silence his bat here too. Pujara, who has already scored a half-century, has now also scored an Atishi century.

Just 22 balls from half century to century

Pujara, who is captaining this tournament for Sussex, played a tremendous innings against Warwickshire on Friday 12 August. The senior Indian batsman thrashed the Warwickshire bowlers by landing at number four. During this, Pujara completed his half-century in 51 balls, but after that he was completely broken.

First, Pujara scored 22 runs against Liam Norwell in the 45th over with 3 fours, a six and 2-2 runs in two balls. Then he completed his century in just 73 balls. That is, from half-century to century, Pujara played only 22 balls.

Pujara’s strong innings, yet the team lost

This is Pujara’s first century in this ODI tournament. Sussex came close to victory on the basis of Pujara’s innings. However, in the 47th over, he was dismissed after scoring 107 runs. During his innings, Pujara hit only 7 fours and 2 sixes, but scored these runs in just 79 balls at a strike rate of 135. However, despite this, Sussex did not win. The team had got a target of 311 runs and Pujara was dismissed as the 7th wicket for 296, but the last batsman could not score the remaining runs and Sussex lost by 4 runs.