Half century in 27 balls..Lightning innings with a strike rate of 177..This test cricketer is not usually aggressive.

Cheteshwar Pujara

The domestic T20 cricket tournament Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy started on Friday. The Elite Group D match was played between Nagaland and Saurashtra at Emerald High School Ground, Indore. In this match, Saurashtra led by Jaydev Unadkat defeated Nagaland by a huge margin of 97 runs. Team India Test cricketer Chhateshwar Pujara batted brilliantly and scored a half century. Pujara scored 62 runs in 35 balls with a strike rate of 177.14. It has 9 fours and 2 sixes. At the same time, Samarth Vyas scored 97 runs in 51 balls with the help of 7 fours and 7 sixes. Samarth’s strike rate is 190.19. Both of them added 124 runs together for the second wicket. Together they hit 9 sixes and 16 fours against Nagaland. That means 118 runs were scored through boundaries. While this is the first half-century for both Samarth and Pujara in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

118 runs with fours and sixes.

Meanwhile, with this innings of Pujara and Samarth, Saurashtra scored 203 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs and set a target of 204 runs in front of Nagaland. Akash Singh and Imliwati Lemtur took two wickets each for Nagaland. Nagaland, who went into bat, lost wickets right from the start. Half the team sat in the pavilion for just 39 runs. Finally the Nagaland team managed to score only 106 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Wicket keeper Chetan Bisht’s highest score was 33 runs. Saurashtra got off to a good start in the domestic cricket tournament by winning by a total of 97 runs.

However, no franchise bought Cheteshwar Pujara in the IPL 2022 mega auction. But after playing such an innings in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, cricket experts are of the opinion that his name may come into the discussion in the upcoming season.

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