Pujara slams ton in Yorkshire's losing cause

Cheteshwar Pujara scored a fine century, but the effort went in vain as Yorkshire fell short by just four runs to Worcestershire in a Royal London One-Day Cup match.

Cheteshwar Pujara scored a fine century, but the effort went in vain as Yorkshire fell short by just four runs (file photo).   -  Vivek Bendre

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara scored a fine century, but the effort went in vain as Yorkshire fell short by just four runs to Worcestershire in a Royal London One-Day Cup match at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday.

Opting to bowl, the Yorkshire bowlers had a tough time, as Worcestershire posted a mammoth total of 350 for the loss of six wickets, courtesy Travis Head (77) and Ross Whiteley (66*) splendid knocks.

In reply, Pujara scored a fine 101, while opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore scored 89, as their side still fell short at the loss of nine wickets. For Worcestershire, Ed Barnard finished with figures of three for 75.

With this win, the visitor climbs to the top spot of the North Group table, while the host stays in the sixth spot. Worcestershire travels to Gosforth on Friday to play Durham, while Yorkshire hosts Nottinghamshire on the same day.

In Leicester

Indian speedster Varun Aaron claimed two for 86, in Leicestershire's 93-run defeat to Nottinghamshire at Grace Road.

Electing to bowl first, the Leicestershire bowlers were taken to the cleaners as Nottinghamshire posted a gigantic total of 409 for seven, courtesy Samit Patel's 100, along with Riki Wessels and Tom Moores' knocks of 76 each.

In reply, Leicestershire did manage to put some fight back, but could only manage 316 for the loss of nine wickets, as Nottinghamshire's Harry Gurney claimed four for 58 to restrict the host.

With this win, the visitor rises to the second spot in the North Group table, while the host sits at the seventh spot. Meanwhile, Leicestershire travels to Derby to play Derbyshire on Friday.