Cheteshwar Pujara didn't have a great outing in his comeback match for the Yorkshire on Monday (June 18) as he was dismissed for a four-ball duck. It was the semi-final clash of the Royal London One-Day Cup between Yorkshire and Hampshire where Proteas pace legend Dale Steyn removed Pujara with a peach of a delivery.
It was a length delivery from Steyn on the off-stump channel that swung just enough to take Pujara’s edge. Jimmy Adams, who was placed at the second slip, accepted the catch gleefully to end Pujara’s misery at the crease.
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Initially, Cheteshwar Pujara was not scheduled to play this all-important match but an early end to India’s Test against Afghanistan meant that the right-hander flew back to join his county side in time.
As far as the match result is concerned – Hampshire registered a resounding 107-run victory against Yorkshire to enter the final of Royal London One-Day Cup. Riding on James Vince’s 171 off 126 balls (20 fours and 3 sixes), Hampshire put on a mammoth 348/9 in 50 overs and then bundled out Yorkshire to 241 in 43.4 overs.
Hampshire will now take on Kent in the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup on Saturday (June 30) at Lord’s.