An ongoing three-day practice match between Team India and County Select XI was caught on Thursday. On the third and final day of the three-day warm-up match, India declared their second innings for 192 for three after being led by 91 runs in the first innings. County Select XI needs 284 to win. When both teams agreed to win the match, County Select XI scored 31 runs in 15.5 overs with no loss. In the second innings for India, Hanuma Vihara was unbeaten on 43 and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 38.
Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Mohammad Siraj and Umesh Yadav performed brilliantly in this warm up match for India. This is a positive thing for Team India ahead of the five-match Test series against England from August 4. Mayank Agarwal scored 28 and 47 in the match. Cheteshwar Pujara came to bat with him in the second innings. They both added 87 for the first wicket. Skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, who scored a century in the first innings, did not come out to bat in the second innings. Talking about KL Rahul, he scored 101 in the first innings. After the departure of Shubman Gill, he could play a key role in the team.
India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja impressed everyone with his fifties in the first and second innings. He scored 51 in the second innings before retiring. Jadeja scored 75 in the first innings. Team India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has also made quite an impact in his bowling, which is a positive for India before the Test series begins. He took two wickets for 13 overs in the first innings.
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Umesh Yadav was also impressed with his bowling. He took three wickets for 22 runs, scoring 25 overs in the first innings. At the same time, Jasprit Bumrah, who was ineffective in the final of the World Test Championship, took just one wicket. India descended into the match without captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.