Vishal Mehra ∙ Aug 24 2022, 11:59 AM

Cheteshwar Pujara surpasses 5,000
List-A runs

image-l77hcz5iCheteshwar Pujara scored his third hundred for Sussex last evening (PC: Twitter) 

India's premier Test batter Cheteshwar Pujara achieved the milestone of surpassing 5,000 List-A runs. Pujara registered this milestone in last evening's Royal London Cup match for Sussex against Middlesex at Hove, where the right-handed batter smashed his third ton for the club.

​So far, Pujara has accumulated 614 (9, 63, 14*, 107, 174, 49*, 66, 132) runs in eight matches at an average of 102.3, which include two hundred and three half-centuries.​

Overall, Pujara now has 5,059 runs from 111 List-A matches, at an impressive average of 57.48 ( even better than Babar Azam and Virat Kohli), including 14 centuries and 31 fifties. His top score of 174 came against Surrey last week.

Graham Gooch (22,211), Graeme Hick (22,059), Sachin Tendulkar (21,999), Kumar Sangakkara (16,456), and Sir Vivian Richard (16,995) occupy the top-five spots in most List-A runs.

Pujara's run-making spree in England in 2022

image-l77ja4umPujara is the second-highest run getter this season in Division Two (PC:Twitter)

After being dropped from India's Test squad, Pujara headed to County Cricket to regain his lost form and place in the side. Playing for Sussex in County Championship Division Two , the 34-year-old smacked 1,094 runs in 13 matches, including five 100+ scores.

Pujara was recalled into the Indian Test side for their one-off Test against England, where he scored 13 and 66 runs, respectively.

Pujara has played 96 Tests and 5 One-Day Internationals for India, scoring 6843 runs altogether. Across 235 First-Class matches, the Rajkot-born has amassed 18,121 runs with 55 tons and 71 50+ scores.

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