Veteran Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara hit a double ton on his debut for Sussex in the second innings of the 2022 County Championship match against Derbyshire on Sunday (April 17).
It was a much-needed century for Pujara, who is struggling for big runs lately. This was also his first first-class hundred in more than two years and will certainly boost his confidence after being dropped from the Indian Test side.
Pujara was dismissed for just 6 in the first innings as Sussex were bundled out for a paltry 174 in 56.3 overs in reply to Derbyshire’s 505.
However, the 34-year-old bounced back in the second essay to slam 201 not out off 387 balls. His marathon knock was studded with 23 fours. In the process, Pujara shared a 351-run partnership with skipper Tom Haines, who scored 243), to save the match for Sussex.
After being made to follow-on, Sussex piled 513/3 in their second innings as the four-day match ended in a draw at County Ground, Derby.