Cheteshwar Pujara warms up for England series with triple ton

Updated: Jan 10, 2013, 12:00 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Rajkot: Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been selected to play in the ODI series against England, scored a cracking triple hundred on Thursday against Karnataka in the quarter finals of the Ranji Trophy.

Pujara who earned his first ODI call up is expected to lend some solidity to the fragile Indian middle order.

Pujara’s 352 came at a strike rate of 82.44 and consisted of 49 hits to the fence and one six.

The young batsman from Saurashtra is also the highest run-getter in the Challenger Trophy. He will be looking to carry his form into the ODI series against England starting on Friday.