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| On Jun 24, 2022 10:28 PM IST

ENG vs IND: Leicestershire XI vs India tour match. Day 2 Score & Report


India will be happy with the proceedings of the 2nd day of the practice game after having endured a poor day with the bat on the first day where they were reduced to 246 for the loss of 8 wickets.

ENG vs IND: Rishabh Pant stands tall against India

India declared with their overnight score of 246, and asked Leicestershire to bat right away at the start of 2nd day. Indian new ball bowlers were on the money, Mohammed Shami in particular who picked 2 quick wickets including that of the in form batsman Cheteshwar Pujara who was playing for Leicestershire

Mohammed Siraj who is one of the primary bowlers for India in test matches got a chance to bowl and made an impact in his very first over of the game by picking up the wicket of Louis Kimber. He also went on to pick Joey Evison who was looking good till that point in time.

Leicestershire were in trouble and that’s when Rishabh Pant and Rishi Patel joined hands together to take the attack to the Indian bowlers. Rishabh Pant played his natural game where he smashed all the bad balls and raced away to a half century. Rishi Patel was eventually dismissed by Mohammed Shami for 36 but Rishabh Pant was going strong at the other end. The dynamic southpaw got out to Ravindra Jadeja in the end for a well made 76 off 87 balls that included 14 boundaries and a maximum

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In the end, India managed to bowl out Leicestershire for 244 there by acquiring a slender lead of 2 runs. Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami picked 3 wickets apiece for India.

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A change in opening combination for India

To everyone’s  surprise, India didn’t open with Rohit Sharma but sent KS Bharat to open who remained unbeaten in the first innings along with Shubman Gill. Both the openers got India off to a brisk start as India end the day at 80 for 1 with Shubman Gill back in the hut, losing his wicket to Navdeep Saini. India lead by 82 runs at the end of day 2.

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