South African speed fast bowler making a comeback in the test squad to tour Sri Lanka after an injury got the better of Indian test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara during 2018 ongoing England county season.
After finishing the test match against Afghanistan in two days, Pujara flew to England for the Royal London 50 over semifinals against Hampshire.
The semi-finals two happened between Hampshire taking on Yorkshire on 18th June 2018. Yorkshire captain Steven Patterson won the toss and elected to field first. Hampshire captain James Vince played a great knock scoring 171 off 126 balls, Sam Northeast contributed 58, Rilee Rossouw 32 and Lewis McManus made 25 helping Hampshire post a massive total of 348 for 9 in 50 overs.
Chasing the target of 349, Yorkshire lost an early wicket of Adam Lyth cheaply. In the 5th over, Dale Steyn produced a gem of a delivery to Cheteshwar Pujara hitting the gloves and went straight to Jimmy Adams in the slips. Pujara was dismissed for 0. Before this match, Pujara had a great Royal London Cup scoring 370 runs from 8 matches with 1 century and 3 half-centuries. His best tournament was 101.
Dale Steyn is bowling scorchers 🔥 🔥 🔥
Cheteshwar Pujara goes for 0 having flown back in specifically for the match
— One-Day Cup (@OneDayCup) June 18, 2018
Hampshire won the 2nd semi-finals by 107 runs as Yorkshire was dismissed for 241 in 43.4 overs. Hampshire will take on Kent in the finals on 30th June at Lords.
Dale Steyn getting better of Pujara again in County game
After dismissing Pujara in the 2nd semi-finals of Royal London 50 over the tournament, Dale Steyn again produced a great delivery to Pujara during the county match between Hampshire and Yorkshire in day-night county match played at Southampton started from today.
Yorkshire captain Steven Patterson won the toss and decided to bat first. Fidel Edwards dismissed Alex Lees for 0 in the very first over itself. Dale Steyn bowled with pace and aggression, bowled a superb delivery which pitched on middle. Pujara tried to play with a straight bat and went between the pads and bat hitting the stump.
Steyn v Pujara. @DaleSteyn62 wins 💥
— County Championship (@CountyChamp) June 20, 2018
Pujara was dismissed for 0 facing 11 balls. Yorkshire is currently 6th in the points table in Division One with 2 wins and 2 losses from 5 matches.