Cheteshwar Pujara scored the 27th first-class century of his career and the first one in county cricket as Derbyshire seized the initiative against Leicestershire in a Division Two encountere, here today.
Cheteshwar Pujara made his first significant contribution in the 'English Summer' as his attractive unbeaten 90 helped Derbyshire overpower Surrey by eight wickets in a Division Two of County Championships here Wednesday.
India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 in a second division of English County Championship here on Thursday.
Indian top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara failed to impress on his County debut after managing just seven runs for Derbyshire in the four-day Division Two first-class match against Glamorgan, here on Wednesday.
Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the seniormost bowler of the Indian Test team is not at all keen on playing in England.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the top-order batsmen who failed to click in the five-Test series against England that India lost 1-3, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has once again reiterated that he will not deviate from his strategy of playing five bowlers ahead of the fifth and final cricket Test against England starting on Friday.
A listless India capitulated to a humiliating innings and 54 runs defeat in the fourth cricket Test against England with a horrendous batting display that allowed the hosts to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a dig at the top-order batsmen stating that it was the fifth bowler and the lower order who were scoring all the runs after another abject surrender against England in the fourth cricket Test here Saturday.