New Delhi, Online Desk. The Indian team began their tour of England with a four-day match against Leicestershire on Thursday. Team India’s defeat on the first day of the match looked miserable and its great batsmen went on cheap. In such a situation, wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat, who showed strength in domestic cricket, saved the team’s shame. By the end of the day’s play, the Indian team had scored 201 for seven in 51 overs.
The Indian team went to play a practice match against Leicestershire’s team before landing in the only Test match against England. In this match, four players from India were also seen playing for the opposing team. Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and famous Krishna came out to play for the Leicestershire team in this match. Leicester County, BCCI and the England Board had allowed these four players to be part of the Leicestershire team.
KS Bharat scored 70 not out
On the first day, while captain Rohit Sharma, former captain Virat Kohli proved to be a flop, Bharat kept one end and batted strong. In this innings, he was the only batsman to score a half-century for the Indian team. In the first day’s play, he scored an unbeaten 70 with the help of 8 fours and 1 six after facing 111 balls. Thanks to his innings, Team India managed to reach the score of 246 runs.
21-year-old Walker took 5 wickets
Fast bowler Roman Walker was the most successful bowler from Leicestershire. The 21-year-old bowler took five wickets for 21 runs in his name. He took the wickets of captain Rohit Sharma, former captain Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur. In the first innings, this bowler broke the back of Team India’s batting.
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