Sussex batsman Tom Alsop said he ha run out of superlatives after seeing Cheteshwar Pujara hit a century for the county.

The Indian maestro scored an unbeaten 104 with Tom Haines, Alsop and James Coles all making half centuries as Sussex closed on 357-5, a lead of 111.

Alsop said: "You run out of words really. He seems to do it every week, you almost end up taking it for granted but you have to realise what a special player he is.

"He's almost a victim of his own success in that everyone almost expects it from him and it's amazing what he does.

"Seeing him day to day, the way he goes about his business, it's not surprising really in his attention to detail, his practice, his approach, his philosophy.

 "He's got that experience behind him now, he knows what he does and he does it exceptionally well."

Pujara punched David Lloyd to the cover boundary for his tenth four to complete a century off 158 balls.

Since easing his way back with a knock of 38 in at Leicestershire, Pujara has made 234 runs in three innings and been dismissed just once - to a freak run out.