London. Srikar Bharat took over the Indian innings by playing a half-century against Leicestershire. After winning the toss and playing first (India vs Leicestershire Warm Up Match), Team India lost 5 wickets for 81 runs. After that it seemed that the team would be reduced soon. After this, 28-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Bharat first took the score beyond 200 runs by making a half-century partnership with Virat Kohli and then Umesh Yadav. Till the time of writing the news, India has scored 241 runs for 8 wickets in 59 overs in the third session. Srikar Bharat is playing on 67 and Mohammed Shami is scoring 16 runs.
Rishabh Pant is playing for Leicestershire in the match. Due to this Shrikar Bharat got a chance to play and he also redeemed it fiercely. Pant could not perform well in the T20 series against South Africa in the past. After this he is being criticized. Now he has to do well with the bat here. When Bharat came out to bat, the team’s score was 81 runs for 5 wickets. He first took the score close to 200 runs with a partnership of 57 runs with Virat Kohli. Then with Umesh Yadav took the score beyond 200 runs by making a half-century partnership.
Fifty century in 93 balls
Sreekar Bharat completed his half-century in 93 balls. Hit 6 fours and 1 six. Virat Kohli scored 33 runs off 69 balls. But he could not make his innings big. Hit 4 fours and a six. At the same time, Umesh Yadav scored 23 runs in 32 balls. Hit 4 fours. Fast bowler Roman Walker has performed brilliantly so far. This 21-year-old player has so far sent 5 batsmen including Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to the pavilion.
However, Team India’s top order could not perform as expected in the match. Opener batsman Rohit Sharma scored 25 and Shubman Gill scored 21 runs. Both added 35 runs for the first wicket. Hanuma Vihari 3, Shreyas Iyer zero and Ravindra Jadeja got out after scoring 13 runs. Shardul Thakur scored 6 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 23, 2022, 20:58 IST