Practice match, Day 1: KS Bharat takes India to 246/8 at stumps against Leicestershire

Leicestershire, June 23 A gentle half-century from KS Bharat (70 not out) took India to 246/8 at stumps on Day 1 of their follow match in opposition to Leicestershire, right here on Thursday.

Bharat ensured that India didn’t lose momentum regardless of the wicket of a set Virat Kohli for 33. He discovered assist from Umesh Yadav (23) and Mohammed Shami (18 not out) in stands of 66 and 32, and ended the day unbeaten when rain pressured an early finish.

The reserve wicket-keeper led India’s restoration after they misplaced their first 5 wickets for 82 runs. Bharat together with Kohli steadied India with a 57-run stand however the partnership ended after Roman Walker dismissed the previous India captain out LBW. The 21-year-old pacer then dismissed Shardul Thakur to finish a five-wicket-haul (5 for twenty-four) and hassle India on a tough floor.

Earlier, India discovered a approach to give nearly all of their gamers game-time in the one follow match out there to them by having 4 of them play for Leicestershire.

Nevertheless, India’s high order didn’t ship as the highest 5 batters had been again with simply 85 on the board. Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja fell to Walker.

Rohit (25) as soon as once more bought out on the hook, whereas Shubman Gill, who bought a begin however departed for 21 and Iyer who endured a first-ball duck, edged whereas taking part in away from their our bodies.

Kohli’s outdoors edge regarded suspect earlier than he was overwhelmed on the within edge, and Hanuma Vihari bought caught and didn’t seem like he had scoring choices. However, Jadeja was caught on the crease to an inswinger, trapped proper in entrance.

Temporary rating: Indian 246 for 8 (Bharat 70 not out, Kohli 33, Walker 5-24, Davis 2-64) vs Leicestershire

–IANS

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