India Cricket team fast bowler, Ishant Sharma, who remained unsold at the Indian Premier League auction 2018 continues to impress in the English Domestic Cricket for Sussex.
Meanwhile, after grabbing the headlines with a five-wicket haul in the previous match against Warwickshire, Ishant has now shone with the bat in Sussex’s ongoing County Championship Division-Two match against Leicestershire.
The tall and lanky fast bowler registered his maiden first-class fifty in his 120th game. His innings of 66 came off 141 balls and lasted 182 minutes. Previously, the 29-year-old’s highest first-class score was only 31.
Sharma came out to bat at No nine with his team score reading at 240 for seven. Meanwhile, he remained unbeaten at seven, as Sussex finished the day at 254 for seven.
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However, in the morning session of the next day, Sharma and Michael Burgess sent Leicestershire bowlers on a leather hunt, putting on 153 runs for the 8th wicket. While Burgess reached his hundred, Sharma went on to score his maiden fifty.
Meanwhile, Sharma got out caught by Griffins off Javid in the 133rd over of the innings.
Moreover, a confident Sharma claimed two important wickets to put Sussex in a strong position in the second innings.
Running between the wickets a worry for Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara, who is also playing in the County Championship for Yorkshire is having a horrific time. He is making the headlines for his poor running between the wickets.
Meanwhile, in January, Pujara became the first Indian cricketer to get run out twice in the same Test match.
Pujara got out in the same manner while playing for Yorkshire against Nottinghamshire in a County Championship Division-One game at Leeds.
Pujara was batting on 18 when he showed a lapse in judgement and went for a non-existent run, which resulted in his familiar mode of dismissal.
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