Virat Kohli confirmed his class, hitting a formidable 67 off 98 balls as India completed their second innings on 364 for 7 in opposition to Leicestershire on day three of their four-day warm-up match on Saturday. Kohli, who has been enduring a chronic lean patch, adorned his innings with 5 boundaries and two sixes. He was ably supported by Iyer, who scored his runs off 89 balls with the assistance of 11 boundaries, and Jadeja who struck 19 fours throughout his unbeaten knock.
However Chesteshwar Pujara might solely handle 22 of 53 balls with the assistance of three fours. Pujara batted for either side. He was out for a duck in Leicestershire’s first innings on Friday.
Jadeja was additionally out for a duck off Navdeep Saini early within the Indian second innings however got here again later to bat once more as it’s only a follow match. At stumps, Mohammed Siraj (1 not out) was giving Jadeja firm.
Pacer Navdeep Saini (3/55), one among the many 4 Indian gamers to prove for Leicestershire, shone brilliant with three wickets for the county facet.
One other Indian participant Kamlesh Nagarkoti (2/48) additionally chipped in with two wickets, whereas R Sai Kishore (1/55) and Will Davis (1/400) accounted for a wicket every. The visiting Indians nonetheless lead Leicestershire by 366 runs at stumps with a day’s play remaining within the match.
Earlier, Saini, who picked up Shubman Gill’s wicket on the second day, dismissed well-set Srikar Bharat (43 off 98) and Jadeja (0) in a span of three deliveries to cut back India to 118 for 4.
Nevertheless it was Hanuma Vihari (20) who was the primary to depart, after including simply 11 runs to his in a single day rating, off the bowling of Will Davis.
Seventeen runs later, Saini struck twin blows in an over within the type of Bharat and Jadeja.
Nagakoti the accounted for Iyer and Shardul Thakur (28 off 38) in a span of seven overs. However earlier than being dismissed, Shardul shared 39 runs within the firm of Kohli, who got here out to bat at an uncommon No. 7 place.
Pujara did not assist his trigger as he was stumped by Sam Bates off Sai Kishore.
Kohli was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah (1/30), whereas Iyer was the final batter to be dismissed by Nagarkoti.
Skipper Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav are but to bat.
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