London: Indian players are shining in county cricket. In which Cheteshwar Pujara scored another double century on behalf of Sussex and created a record. This was Pujara’s third double century of the season and became the first player in 108 years to score three double centuries in a season for Sussex. While the other two players who made their debut in county cricket, Washington Sundar for Lancashire took 5 wickets and Navdeep Saini took 5 wickets for Kent.
Pujara has scored more than 850 runs in 7 matches this season while playing for Sussex. In the match against Middlesex, he scored 231 runs from 403 balls with the help of 21 fours and 3 sixes and his innings helped the Sussex team reach a score of 523 runs. Before this he has played innings of 201 and 203 not out. On the other hand, Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar made his debut for Lancashire County and took 5 wickets by giving 76 runs in the match against Northamptonshire. However, he was dismissed by only 2 runs in the batting. Navdeep Saini made his debut for Kent and took 5 wickets for 72 runs in the match against Warwickshire. He was out for zero runs in the batting.
Pujara became the first Indian player to score a double century at the historic ground of Lord’s
Cheteshwar Pujara scored the third double century of his county career for Sussex against Middlesex and became the first Indian player to score a double century at Lord’s. Even though this was a county match, no Indian has yet scored a double century at Lord’s. Vinu Mankade played an innings of 184 runs on this ground in 1952. Which is the highest score of any Indian on this ground. Dilip Vengsarkar scored an innings of 157 runs on this ground in 1982, which is second on the list followed by Sourav Ganguly who scored 131 runs.