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Winter Watch: 17th Double century for Pujara

12 Jan 2024

In this week’s Winter Watch we bring you news of an incredible 17th first-class double century for Cheteshwar Pujara, as well as updates on the form of Daniel Hughes and Nathan McAndrew in the Big Bash. Plus, news of more runs and wickets for a Sussex duo Oli Carter and Dan Ibrahim. 

Double delight for Puj

New year, same Cheteshwar. The Indian Test legend showed exactly why Sussex fans are so excited to see him back at The 1st Central County Ground for a third season, when he made just his 17th double-ton in first-class cricket.

His unbeaten 243 came in 356 deliveries at a strike rate of 68.25, a knock that included thirty 4’s. Well played, Puj!

There was also two wickets for Jaydev Unadkat who plays for the same team as Pujara in the Ranji Trophy.

More wickets for McAndrew

Nathan McAndrew’s fruitful winter continued as he delivered his best bowling figures in this year’s Big Bash, as he took 2-27 from 4 overs in a 7-wicket defeat to the Perth Scorchers, only to go one better in the following game today when he took another 2 wickets for just 17 runs against the Sydney Thunder.

Hughes returns with runs

Daniel Hughes made a successful return to his Sydney Sixers side last week, as he made 41 from 32 balls, including four 4s and one 6, helping the Thunder to a 7-wicket victory over the Melbourne Stars.

Hughes didn’t feature in the Sydney Thunder vs Sixers derby, but will be in contention for selection after the Sixers secured their place in the finals of the competition.

Carter and Ibrahim lead the way for Newcastle

After coming close on two occasions, Oli Carter reached three figures for the first time this season for his Australian club, Newcastle City. His 113 runs came with support from Sussex teammate Dan Ibrahim, who also made 40 and took 3 wickets, conceding just 10 runs along the way.

Day two of that fixture continues tomorrow, to keep up to date with their progress, click here.

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