Mohammad Rizwan (L) and Cheteshwar Pujara during the match. Twitter photo
Pujara made 203 — his third century in three matches for Sussex — with wicketkeeper Rizwan marking his home debut for the south coast club with 79.
The pair put on 154 for the sixth wicket at Hove as Sussex piled up an imposing 538 in reply to Durham's first innings 223 in the Second Division of English cricket's red-ball County Championship.
Durham, however, ended the third day of four with hopes of holding out for a draw at 169 for none in their second innings.
That Pujara and Rizwan are both at Sussex is a rare example of Indian and Pakistani cricketers turning out for the same team.
India cut bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after attacks in Mumbai in 2008 that authorities blamed on Pakistani militants and the teams now only play each other in multi-nation events.
The South Asian rivals have not faced each other in a bilateral series since Pakistan toured India in 2012/13 for a set of one-day internationals and Twenty20 matches during a brief thaw in relations.
Pakistan's stars also do not play in the Indian Premier League, the world's most high-profile Twenty20 competition, which is currently taking place in India.
In the First Division, uncapped Hampshire batsman Nick Gubbins did his hopes of making an England debut no harm by scoring his second century of the match against a Lancashire attack led by James Anderson.
The left-hander followed up his 101 not out in the first innings with 130 to leave Hampshire well-placed at the Ageas Bowl, for all that Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker was bowling for Lancashire.
Hampshire were eventually dismissed for 344 and at stumps Lancashire were nine for none, chasing a target of 351 for victory.
Gubbins, 28, made his name with 1,409 runs, including four hundreds, as Middlesex won the First Division title in 2016 only for the runs to dry up the following season.
But a move south to Hampshire last year appears to have rejuvenated Gubbins and he is giving an England set-up now headed up by managing director Rob Key and new Test captain Ben Stokes a remainder of his talent.
Stand-in captain Ben Stokes has urged England’s new one-day squad to “enjoy” their unexpected chance against Pakistan and play with “a smile on our face”. England’s original plans for a three-match one-day international series
The big-hitting all-rounder, who was announced as Joe Root’s successor last week, went to a hundred off just 64 balls to post Durham’s quickest first-class century, while the 17 sixes he hit represented a new record for the English County Championship...
The 32-year-old was out for 219, having hit 24 fours and a six as Derbyshire racked up 401 runs in the day to reach 437 for four and lead by 224 in their game against Leicestershire.
"Actually, that's a good sign for Pakistan cricket — the top cricketers are here. They perform really well, Hasan and Shan, and everyone performs really well — Haris — so it's good for Pakistan cricket as well."
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