Cheteshwar Pujara © Getty Images
Cheteshwar Pujara © Getty Images

Indian middle-order mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara was back among the runs as he slammed a fine century for Yorkshire, in their County Championship Division One match at Leeds on Tuesday.

Pujara faced 163 balls and struck 12 boundaries and a six to score his century on the third day of the match. The right-handed batsman had a forgettable outing in the first innings, when he failed after getting a start yet again.

In the first innings wherein Yorkshire put up 370 on board, Pujara could manage only 18 off 74 balls, with the help of three boundaries. But the middle-order batsman, who bats for Yorkshire at No. 3, was in a different mood today as he slammed a brilliant ton, displaying his array of strokes around the park.

Pujara is not participating in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 as he was released from his franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) ahead of the IPL auction this year.

He had played for Derbyshire last year, and joined Yorkshire for this season to enhance himself as a better player. Pujara made a forgettable debut as he was dismissed for a duck against Worcestershire, but scored a crucial 57 for his side when Notthingham piled up 428 in their first innings in the next match.