Watch: Cheteshwar Pujara scores first half-century since 2018 – India Times Hindi News

Cheteshwar Pujara hit his first List A half-century since 2018, scoring 63 off 71 balls in the 2022 One Day Cup clash between Sussex and Gloucestershire.

India’s Test No. 3 took the field in a white-ball game for the first time in three years in Sussex’s opening game of the ongoing One Day Cup against Nottinghamshire. He was named captain of the team in the absence of regular captain Tom Haines, who is recovering from an injury.

Pujara did not make the biggest comeback in the format, scoring nine runs in 16 balls. However, he scored his 30th List A half-century against Gloucestershire in the second match for the county.

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Coming to bat at number four, Pujara fully strengthened the innings by completing his fifty in 57 balls. His innings was filled with four boundaries and came at a strike rate of 88.73.

Prior to the match against Gloucestershire, Pujara had scored 4,454 runs in 104 matches at an average of 53.66. Overall, he has the fourth best List A average in the history of the game (minimum 100 innings). But he could not convert his domestic form into the international circuit.

The 34-year-old made his ODI debut in 2013, and played a total of five games, scoring 51 runs at an average of 10.20. His last ODI match was in 2014.

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