Pujara and Smith bail out Sussex against Worcestershire


In the ongoing County Championship match between Sussex and Worcestershire, Cheteshwar Pujara and Steve Smith have bailed their side out of the danger zone.

Furthermore, in their first innings, Sussex was at 67/3 when both these batters came to the crease.

As they batted together, Smith and Pujara added 61 runs for the 4th wicket and eventually, Sussex’s score went past 100 runs.

Meanwhile, Smith scored 30 from 57 balls that included five boundaries. However, the partnership was broken by Josh Tongue who dismissed Smith LBW.

On the other hand, winning the toss, skipper Pujara asked Worcestershire to bat first.

Ollie Robinson dismissed Ed Pollock and then went on to pick up three more wickets and Worcestershire was left at 44/5.

However, batters Adam Hose and Gareth Roderick stitched together a partnership of 92 runs.

At the end of their first innings, Worcestershire could only put up a score of 264.

Ollie Robinson claims 7 wickets; Pujara is unbeaten on 40

With the partnership soaring between Hose and Roderick, it was Sean Hunt who claimed the wicket of Roderick for 39 runs.

After him, it was Henry Crocombe who shortly dismissed Hose for 59 runs. After them, it was Matthew Waite and Joe Leach who scored 103 runs together.

Because of these two knocks, Worcestershire was able to post 264 runs in their first innings. For Sussex, it was Ollie Robinson who claimed the maximum wickets.

Robinson got 7/59 after bowling 17 overs for Sussex in the first innings and was the pick of the bowlers.

Meanwhile, in their second innings, Sussex lost batters Tom Clark, Tom Alsop, and Ali Orr very early.

With their departures, Sussex was reeling at 67/3 when Pujara and Smith steadied their ship with valiant knocks of their own.

At lunch on Day 2, Sussex was 158/5 with Pujara unbeaten on 40 along with Oli Carter on 5*.

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