He scored a century in the first match and was instrumental in drawing the match. After scoring a hundred in the second match, the team lost because the others got hurt. This was followed by a clash between Sussex and Durham on 28 April.
Pujara handed over:
Durham were the first team to score 223, followed by Sussex openers Tom Haynes (54) and Alastair Or (27). Mason Crane (13) did not score big. When the team was in a crisis like this, Pujara continued to play calmly and started adding runs.
He was assisted by Tom Clarke (50) and Mohammad Rishwan (79), but Pujara hit 24 fours off 334 balls and scored 203 runs. Thus, Sussex added 538/10. Eventually the game ended in a draw.
Pujara has played immensely in bowling-friendly venues and his place in the Indian team has once again become permanent as he has scored a hat-trick century. Cricket critics believe he will remain in the Test squad for the next two years.