Senior Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara is currently playing for the Sussex team in the ongoing County Championship Division Two. Sussex is playing this match against Leicestershire. The hosts’ skipper Tom Haines decided to bat first after winning the toss at Hove’s County ground. Sussex posted a massive total of 588 runs in the first inning. Top-order batter Tom Alsop played a magnificent knock of 150 runs alongside Al Orr who scored 70 runs off just 85 balls.
The 34-year-old Indian batter also scored a decent knock of 46 runs off 76 balls with eight boundaries. Although, apart from Pujara’s batting, there, the fans witnessed another incident the video of which went viral over social media.
Cheteshwar Pujara conceded eight runs in his one over
It is very rarely seen to watch a specialist batter bowling in cricket. A similar has happened in the County match between the Sussex and Leicestershire. Sussex’s skipper Tom Haines asked India’s specialist Test batter Cheteshwar Pujara to bowl an over in the first inning of Leicestershire.
Pujara conceded only eight runs in his one over. Interestingly, it was the only over he bowled for the day.
Here’s the video of Pujara’s over
Pujara bowling for Sussex in County Championship.pic.twitter.com/srgosdxahm
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Speaking of the match so far, the opening pair of skippers Tom Haines and Ali Orr proved a strong start for the hosts. They both made a partnership of 147 runs for the first wicket. Following the dismissal of Ali Orr, number three batter Tom Alsop played a brilliant knock of 150 runs.
Other than the top-order batters, wicketkeeper-batter Oliver Carter and Delray Rawling played individual knocks of 75 runs each. With the last half-century inning from James Coles (59 runs), Sussex managed to score a big total of 588 runs for the loss of all wickets.
Batting second, the visitors Leicestershire has scored 456 runs for the loss of four wickets. Three batters including the likes of Louis Kimber, Colin Ackermann, and Wiann Mulder have smashed centuries with respective individual innings of 104 runs, 116 runs, and 107 runs. However, Opener Rishi Patel missed his century just with one run and got out on 99 runs.