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| On Jun 23, 2022 10:08 PM IST

ENG vs IND: Leicestershire XI vs India tour match. Day 1 Score & Report

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India have began their tour to England with a practice game against Leicestershire and it has to be said that Indians wont be too happy with how they had batted on the first day of the match.

ENG vs IND: India end the day at 246/8

Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first on an overcast day. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill opened the innings and it was not a smooth start as far as Rohit Sharma was concerned, the Indian skipper was not at his fluent best but Shubman Gill was looking solid in his short stay only to nick one off to the keeper behind the wicket as he lost his wicket after scoring 21 off 28 balls including four boundaries.

Rohit Sharma, who is an excellent player of short pitch bowling, was struggling to play his fluent pull shots and in the end, perished playing the same as he top edged trying to pull one through mid wicket.

India’s new #3 batsman Hanuma Vihari looked pretty uncomfortable in his short stay but the former skipper Virat Kohli looked secure in his stay as he tried to keep the scoreboard ticking with quick singles and the odd boundary. Shreyas Iyer who played some crucial knocks against New Zealand and Sri Lanka, thereby establishing himself as a manistay in the test setup threw away his wicket playing a nothing shot.

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Ravindra Jadeja was compact in his brief stay, he played the ball late and was not playing rash shots but was undone by a very good delivery that kept slight low as well as it trapped him in front.

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KS Bharat stole the show for India

As Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Cheteshwar Pujara are playing for Leicestershire, KS Bharat is functioning as the wicket keeper for the Indian team in this practice game. He remained unbeaten on 70 off 111 balls till the end of day’s play, He dragged India past 200 as India are 246 for the loss of 8 wickets when rain forced the day to end prematurely. Roman Walker was the pick of the bowlers for Leicestershire as he picked 5 wickets.

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