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Indians vs Leicestershire Live Score: Rain continues to play spoilsport

Pankaj SIngh claimed the wicket of MAtthew Boyce © AFP
Pankaj Singh claimed the wicket of MAtthew Boyce © AFP

 

Leicester: Jun 28, 2014

Rain continued to play spoilsport as India could only bowl 13 overs before lunch on the third and final day of their opening tour game against Leicestershire during which the hosts scored 71 for one. Leicester openers Matthew Boyce and Angus Robson took guard after the second day’s play was washed off after the visitors declared the innings on 333 for four.

Sharing the new ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pankaj Singh took the only wicket to fall after scalping Boyce for 4 with Ajinkya Rahane pulling off a stunning one-hand catch at third slip.

Robson (45*, 42 balls, 10 fours) and Greg Smith (19*, 17 balls, 3 fours) were the unbeaten batsmen and they had put on 43 runs for the second wicket when play stopped.

Hoping to get some bowling practice, India’s preparations seemed to be back on track on the third morning as the county ground at Grace Road dried up enough overnight. Play began on time but medium-pacer Bhuvneshwar (0-46) struggled to pitch the ball on good length.

Good cloud cover and a stiff breeze made it conducive to swing bowling and Pankaj (1-22) at the other end made perfect use of the helpful conditions. The Rajasthan bowler was on the money right away, bowling with a good rhythm and consistently troubling both the batsmen.

Singh bowled a six-over spell and Ishant Sharma was brought into the attack in his place, but he could only send down one delivery (a no-ball) before rain intervened once again. Play didn’t resume again until the stroke of lunch.

Earlier, on day one, India had won the toss and elected to bat first with the top and middle order getting some useful time at the crease. Shikhar Dhawan (60), Gautam Gambhir (54) and Cheteshwar Pujara (57) had struck half-centuries, while Ajinkya Rahane (47*) and Rohit Sharma (43*) too spent valuable time in the middle and got a feel for the conditions.

Only Murali Vijay (20) and Virat Kohli (29) missed out as they were the only batsmen dismissed, while the others had retired after reaching their respective milestones. Dhawan, who had retired hurt after being hit by a short delivery from Atif Sheikh, looked completely recovered as he fielded at first slip during the short morning session on day three.

The tour game was not accorded First-Class status as the visitors named all 18 players for the match. Eleven batsmen were nominated to bat and the top-order made good use of the dry conditions as also an ordinary Leicestershire attack to spend time in the middle.

Brief scores:

India 333 for 4 decl. (Shikhar Dhawan 60, Gautam Gambhir 54, Cheteshwar Pujara 57, Ajinkya Rahane 47*, Rohit Sharma 43*; Shiv Thakor 1 for 31) lead Leicestershire 71 for 1 (Angus Robson 45*, Greg Smith 19*; Pankaj Singh 1 for 22) by 262 runs.

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