IND vs LEI, Tour Match, Day 1 Live Updates: India were 133/5 for five before rain interrupted play in the second session of the ongoing four-day Tour game against Leicestershire at the Uptonsteel Cricket Ground. Virat Kohli and KS Bharat have steadied India after Leicestershire bowlers had taken control of the proceedings. Shubman Gill (21) and Rohit Sharma (25) had given India a bright start before India lost three quick wickets. Hanuma Vihari failed to make an impact and was dismissed on a score of 3. India won the toss and elected to bat against Leicestershire in their four-day Tour match at the Uptonsteel Cricket Ground. This will be the only practice game for Team India ahead of their rescheduled fifth Test against England in Edgbaston, starting July 1. Indian players will look look to hit their top form ahead of the crunch game against England. India lead the series 2-1 after the fifth Test was postponed last year due to a Covid outbreak in the Indian camp. The focus will be on skipper Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli as both look to get some playing time ahead of the Edgbaston Test. Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Prasidh Krishna have been drafted to the Leicestershire team for this game.
Here are the LIVE Updates of India vs Leicestershire, Tour Match from the Uptonsteel Cricket Ground:
18:36 – RAIN IS BACK!
Kohli and Bharat are walking back to the dugout as rain is back to play spoilsport.
18:34 – PULLED AWAY FOR SIX!
Kohli pulls this away non-chalantly as it flies away for the first six of the match. Kohli moves into his 30s.
18:32 – KOHLI DRIVES AGAIN!
On the toes from Sakande and Kohli drives this emphatically. Easy picking for Kohli. He will collect four more runs.
18:22 – KOHLI NAILS THE DRIVE!
Kohli pulls off his trademark extra-cover drive. He collect four runs with that, and moves into his 20s.
18:12 – KOHLI DEFENDS!
Kohli has looked sharp more often than not. He has defended the balls well, and has left them when he needed to. Hopefully a good knock coming from the former skipper.
17:58 – BUMRAH RESUMES!
Bumrah is back into the attack, this time from the pavilion end. Has bowled well so far
17:54 – MATCH RESUMES!
The action resumes after a slight rain delay. India resume at 90/5. All eyes on Kohli now.
17:04 – KOHLI-BHARAT STEADY
The due has been tested regularly by Leicestershire’s pacers but have held their own so far.
16:44 – OUT! JADEJA IS GONE!
Jadeja departs as India lost their fifth wicket. Excellent delivery by Walker. Hits Jadeja on the pads, and umpire raises his finger.
16:39 – WHAT A SHOT BY KOHLI!
Pitched full from Sakande and Kohli opens the face of the bat and places this towards third man for a boundary.
16:26 – PRASIDH KRISHNA REMOVES IYER!
Deserved wicket for Krishna, who has troubled Indian batters all morning. Iyer gets the faintest of edges and Pant takes another fine catch behind the stumps. From 50/1 to 55/4, India are now in trouble.
16:13 – VIHARS FALLS TOO!
Vihari cautious stay in the middle comes to an end. He falls for 3. (IND: 54/3)
16:09 – KOHLI IS OFF THE MARK!
Virat Kohli is off and running with a boundary. He had defended that ball but the substitute fielder at fine leg fails to clean this up. Ball goes between his legs for a boundary.
16:06 – IN WALKS VIRAT KOHLI!
Virat Kohli has joined Vihari in the middle. Both players will now look to steady India and notch up big scores.
16:04 – ROHIT FALLS!
Rohit tries to pull this for a boundary but mistimes it! India have now the lost wicket of both their openers. Rohit falls for 25.
15:53 – VIHARI CAUTIOUS!
Vihari is taking his time at the moment! Has started cautiously. Rohit, on the other hand, has looked solid and will look to end his stay it with a big score.
15:39 – GILL DEPARTS!
David gets the first breakthrough as India lost Gill, who edges this behind for Pant, who takes an easy catch. Gill falls for 21. In walks Hanuma Vihari.
15:35 – WHAT A SHOT!
Gill drives this towards mid-off and this will runs away for a boundary. He just loves playing this shot.
15:25 – OUCH!!!
That seemed to have hurt! Rohit looked as he was in some pain. He has taken off his gloves. But he is ok to go ahead.
15:20 – DRIVEN BY GILL!
Gill drives Davis and finds the boundary, this time towards midwicket. What a shot.
15:17 – DRIVEN THROUGH COVERS!
Rohit has driven Bumrah for an exquisite boundary through covers. In the slot, and the Indian skipper makes the most of it. Good start for India so far.
15:11 – END OF THE 4TH!
That’s the end of Bumrah’s second over. Pujara trying to put some shine on the bowl. A lot of movement so far for Bumrah and Will Davis.
15:08 – GILL IS UP AND RUNNING!
Driven away towards covers by Gill! Races away for a boundary. Bumrah doesn’t look happy.
15:06 – IND PICK COUPLE OF RUNS!
India get a couple of runs after Rohit cuts this ball towards third man. Good start this for Rohit.
15:02 – ROHIT OFF THE MARK!
Rohit is off the mark after five balls. Bumrah targets the pad and the Indian skipper flicks this towards short fine leg.
14:58 – MATCH IS ABOUT TO START!
The match is about to start! Rohit and S Gill are out in the middle. J Bumrah has the new ball in his hands.
14:56 – 4 INDIANS IN LEI’S XI!
Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Prasidh Krishna will play for Leicestershire in this match. Good move by the BCCI to test their players in these challenging conditions.
14:55 – HERE’S WHAT ROHIT SHARMA HAS TO SAY!
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 23, 2022
14:51 – IND Players Warming UP!
Indian players are currently warming up with some routine football drills.
14:51 – IND PLAYING XI!
India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav.
14:51 – Here is the link to watch the match Live
14:48 – Here is Leicestershire’s XI
Here is our side, including 4@BCCI players.
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— Leicestershire Foxes (@leicsccc)June 23, 2022
14:38 – India win toss and Rohit Sharma elects to bat.
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