Virat Kohli’s 67 runs; Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja also hit half-centuries in warm-up game

Leicester: Virat Kohli While he hit 67 off 98 balls Shreyas Iyer (62) and Ravindra Jadeja (56 not out) also got enough batting practice as India completed their second innings at 364 for 7 against Leicestershire on the third day of their four-day practice match here on Saturday.
Kohli, who has been suffering from a weak patch for a long time, decorated his innings with five boundaries and two sixes.
He was properly supported by Iyer, who hit 11 off 89 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and Jadeja hit 10 fours during his unbeaten innings.

But Cheteshwar Pujara was able to score only 22 off 53 balls with the help of three fours. Pujara batted from both sides. He was out for zero in Leicestershire’s first innings on Friday.
Jadeja was also bowled out for zero by Navdeep Saini at the start of the Indian second innings but he came back to bat later as it was just a practice match.
At the time of the stumps, Mohammad Siraj (unbeaten 1) was giving company to Jadeja.
Fast bowler Navdeep Saini (3/55), one of the four Indian players to leave Leicestershire, shone brilliantly with three wickets for the county side.
Another Indian, Kamlesh Nagarkoti (2/48), was also quick for two wickets, while R Sai Kishore (1/55) and Will Davis (1/400) took one wicket each.
The visiting Indians still have a 366-run lead over Leicestershire at stumps with one day’s play remaining in the match.
Earlier, Saini, who took the wicket of Shubhaman Gill on the second day, bowled Shrikar Bharat (43 off 98 balls) and Jadeja (0) in three balls to take India to 118 for four.
But it was Hanuma Vihari (20) who took his first leave after adding just 11 runs to his overnight score off Will Davis.
After seventeen runs, Saini made two hits in one over in the form of Bharat and Jadeja.
Nagakoti took the wickets of Aiyar and Shardul Thakur (28 off 38 balls) in seven overs.
But before being dismissed, Shardul had a 39-run partnership with Kohli’s company, which came to bat at an unusual No. 7 position.
Pujara did not help his cause as he was stumped by Sam Bates on the ball of Sai Kishor.
Kohli was dismissed by Jaspreet Bumrah (1/30), while Aiyar was the last batsman to be dismissed by Nagarkoti.
Captain Rohit SharmaMohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav are still batting.


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