New Delhi. The preparations of the Indian batsmen were exposed on the first day of the one-off warm-up match against Leicestershire County in Leicester, ahead of the rescheduled fifth Test of the previous series against England. India had scored 201 for seven in 51 overs during the third session till the news was written on the first day. At that time, Shrikar Bharat was playing 47 runs in 87 balls with the help of six fours and a six, while Umesh Yadav was supporting him by scoring 19 runs.
Indian team’s star players Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and famous Krishna came to play for Leicestershire’s team in this match. Leicester County, BCCI and the England Board had allowed these four players to be part of the Leicestershire team.
21 year old bowler
For Leicestershire, 21-year-old fast bowler Roman Walker took five wickets for 21 runs. He took the wickets of captain Rohit Sharma, former captain Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur.
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, the Indian team got off to a decent start by the opening pair of captain Rohit Sharma (25) and Shubman Gill (21). Although Gill was batting well, but the balls going outside the off-stump were seen in trouble. He was dismissed after playing a bad shot off Will Davis. Rohit hits some good shots. It seemed that he would play a big innings, but while playing a pull shot on Walker’s bouncing ball, he gave his catch on the boundary.
The early dismissals of Hanuma Vihari (3), Shreyas Iyer (0) and Ravindra Jadeja (13) took India to 81 for five. Hanuma and Jadeja were sent to the pavilion by Walker, while Shreyas was chased by famous. Virat Kohli looked in good form in this match and he, along with Srikar Bharat, took the score to 133 for five when the rain came and the match had to be stopped.
When the match started again after the rain stopped, Walker gave a big blow to India by sending Kohli to the pavilion. Kohli was dismissed for 33 runs off 69 balls with the help of four fours and a six. Kohli’s dismissal took the score to 138 for six. After some time, Walker took his fifth wicket by bowling Shardul Thakur (6).