New Delhi. Team India has gone to England tour. Here a Test match is to be played between the two countries in Birmingham from July 1. In order to prepare for this match, the Indian team is playing a 4-day warm-up match against Leicestershire. Thursday was the first day of the practice match. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first. But the Indian team started poorly. Captain Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari returned to the pavilion cheaply. Captain Rohit Sharma 25, Shubman Gill 21, Hanuma Vihari 3, Shreyas Iyer got out without opening the account. Virat Kohli also missed out on playing a big innings and Ravindra Jadeja, who came in the lower order, could not do much with the bat.
India had lost 6 wickets at the score of 138 runs. A good innings was expected from Shardul Thakur, who landed at number eight. But, he too got out after scoring 6 runs. He was made his victim by Roman Walker. This ball of Roman was an inswinger. Which Shardul could not read properly and thinking that the ball would come out, he did not play any shot and lifted his bat. But, the ball came quickly inside and scattered the stumps. Not only Shardul, the rest of the players were also stunned by his dismissal. This incident happened in the 43rd over of the Indian innings. Shardul could only score 6 runs.
| Thakur (6) bowled Walker.
The @BCCI all-rounder shoulders arms to a straight one that goes on to crash into the stumps.
5⃣-fer for @RomanWalker17,
— Leicestershire Foxes (@leicsccc) June 23, 2022
India lost 8 wickets on day one
At the end of the first day’s play, India scored 246 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. For Team India, wicket-keeper batsman Shrikar Bharat scored the highest 70 runs and remained unbeaten. In the last few overs, Umesh Yadav definitely played some good shots and scored 23 runs in 32 balls with the help of 4 fours. After him Virat Kohli played an innings of 33 runs. He was out lbw.
However, Kohli was not happy with this decision. Roman Walker took the most wickets for Leicestershire. He dismissed Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur. Roman Walker bowled 11 overs on the first day of this practice match and took 5 wickets for just 24 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 24, 2022, 13:19 IST