Cheteshwar Pujara reaches two consecutive hundreds at the Royal London One-Day Cup

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Sussex skipper Cheteshwar Pujara continued his blistering streak when he broke a second straight century in a Royal London ODI Cup match against Surrey on Sunday. His 174 of 131 balls consisted of 20 limits and five sixes and is his best A-list score of his career.

In his last match, he made a 79-ball 107 against Warwickshire which ultimately ended in defeat when Sussex fell short of the 311-run target, trailing by four runs.

There, Pujara’s hitting was peppered with seven fours and two sixes, including 22 runs to Liam Norwell’s 45.

In the last ten over Sussex he needed 102 runs to win the match. Pujara ran from 50 to 100 in just 22 balls, drawing 22 from Liam Norwell, to keep Sussex in the game.

The 34-year-old had a terrific career in County Championship Division Two where he was the second-highest run scorer with 1094 runs in 13 innings at a healthy 109.40 average. A bucketful of runs for Sussex helped him get selected in the national squad for the rescheduled fifth test against England in July, where he scored 13 and 66 while leading off the batting.