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Chawla hits maiden first class hundred for Sussex

India leg-spinner Piyush Chawla smashed his maiden first class hundred to help Sussex reach a dominant position against Worcestershire on the third day of their County Championship Division One match in Worcester.

cricket Updated: Jun 14, 2009 14:40 IST
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Chawla hits maiden first class hundred for Sussex

India leg-spinner Piyush Chawla smashed his maiden first class hundred to help Sussex reach a dominant position against Worcestershire on the third day of their County Championship Division One match in Worcester.

Chawla, who signed this week as a temporary replacement for Pakistan's Yasir Arafat, was unbeaten on 102 as Sussex declared on 620 for 9, a first innings lead of 332.

It was the seventh-highest total in Sussex's history, and the largest total Worcestershire have suffered in 13 years. Worcestershire was all out for 288 in there first innings. Coming out to bat at number nine, Chawla cracked seven fours and six sixes in 95 minutes of exhilarating hitting, his second fifty coming in mere 28 balls.

To cap a fine day, he then trapped Vikram Solanki and Ben Smith LBW as Worcestershire went to stumps on 120 for 3, needing a further 212 to win with seven wickets in hand on the final day.