Cheteshwar Pujara, playing for Sussex, scored a 184-ball 101 against Worcestershire on Day 3 of a County Championship, Division 2 game on Saturday.
Pujara reached his ton by pulling a short ball from Joe Leach for the 14th four of his innings. He was eventually dismissed for a 206-ball 109. He had earlier scored an unbeaten double against Derbyshire. Pujara became only the second Indian to score a double-century in the County Championship. Mohammad Azharuddin was the first, having scored 212 against Leicestershire in 1991 and 205 against Durham in 1994, both for Derbyshire.
The veteran batter has been suffering a lean patch of late. While his last international century came against Australia in January 2019 in Sydney, he managed just 124 runs in six innings in his most recent Test series against South Africa with an average of 20.66.
His poor form led to his exclusion from India's Test squad for the Sri Lanka series. He has been averaging 26.29 since the beginning of 2020 in the longest format.
Latest on Sportstar
- IND vs AUS WTC Final, London weather update LIVE: Will it rain on Day 4 & 5 at the Oval during India vs Australia?
- PGA merger with LIV a delicate balancing act, says board member Dunne
- WTC Final LIVE Score, IND vs AUS Day 3 Lunch: IND 260/6 (60 overs); India needs 10 runs to avoid follow-on after Rahane, Shardul 100-run partnership
- Transforming raw talent into pure gold, the CSK way
- Djokovic vs Alcaraz, French Open semifinal: Preview, Head-to-head record, streaming info