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In the practice match against County-XI, Umesh Yadav took 3 wickets and Mohammad Siraj took 2 wickets for India.
Before the series against England, a practice match is being played between India and County-XI. By the end of the second day’s play, County-XI scored 220 runs for 9 wickets. For India, Umesh Yadav took 3 and Mohammad Siraj took 2 wickets. Apart from this, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel got 1-1 wickets.
India still have a 91-run lead on County-XI. Team India’s first innings ended on 311 runs on the second day. Lokesh Rahul scored 101 runs and Ravindra Jadeja scored 75 runs. Apart from this, no batsman could even score 30+ runs.
Haseeb Hameed scored a century against India
Haseeb Hameed scored a century for England. He was selected in England’s 17-man squad for the first two Test matches against India on Wednesday. The 24-year-old English batsman celebrated it by playing an innings of 112 runs. Hameed has returned to the England team after 2016.
The performance of Team India’s bowlers was so great that at one point County-XI lost 4 wickets for 56 runs. Umesh took the wickets of Jack Libby, captain Will Rhodes and Lyndon James. At the same time, Siraj dismissed Washington Sundar and Jack Carson. India’s Sundar and Avesh Khan were playing for County-XI.
Rohit-Pujara did not work, Mayank-Hanuma also got out early
Team India did not start well in the first innings. Openers Rohit (9 runs) and Mayank Agarwal (28 runs) got out early. At the same time, Cheteshwar Pujara also played an innings of 21 runs while playing the pavilion. Hanuma Vihari departs after scoring 24 runs. India lost 4 wickets for 107 runs. After this, Rahul and Jadeja shared a 127-run partnership for the 5th wicket.
Shardul got out for 20 runs, Axar Patel scored 0 and Umesh Yadav scored 12 runs. Craig Mills took 3 wickets for County XI, while Lyndon James and Liam Patterson took 2 wickets each. Jack Carson got 1 wicket.
Lokesh Rahul looked in great form in the practice match. He scored a century.
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara return to the pavilion after being dismissed against County XI.
Practice match important for Indian team
This practice match is very important for the Indian team. The team did not get any practice before the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Team India had to pay the brunt of this by losing. After this, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri had demanded a practice match from the England Cricket Board (ECB) before the England series.
Team India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj
County XI Squad: Jack Chappell, Jake Libby, Will Rhodes (c), Lyndon James, James Ryu (wk), Liam Patterson, Jack Carson, Craig Miles, Avesh Khan, Washington Sundar, Ethan Bamber, Rehan Ahmed, Haseeb Hameed, James Bracey