IND vs LEI, Round Match, Day 1 Live Updates: India are four wickets away from Leicestershire after Shubman Gill was sacked by Will Davis. Shubman Gill (21) and Rohit Sharma (25) had given India a strong start before India lost three quick wickets. Hanuma Vihari failed to make an impact and was sent off with a score of 3. India won the coin toss and opted to bat against Leicestershire in their four-day tour match at Uptonsteel Cricket Ground . This will be the only training game for the Indian side ahead of their rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, starting July 1. Indian players will be looking to reach their best form ahead of the crucial 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 seek playing time ahead of the Edgbaston test. Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Prasidh Krishna have been drafted into the Leicestershire squad for this game.
Here are the live updates from India v Leicestershire Tour match from Uptonsteel Cricket Ground:
16:26 – PRASIDH KRISHNA REMOVES IYER!
Deserved wicket for Krishna, who troubled the Indian batters all morning. Iyer gets the weaker of the edges and Pant takes another nice hold behind the stumps. From 1/50 to 4/55, India is now in trouble.
16:13 – VIHARS FALLS TOO!
Vihari’s cautious stay in the middle is coming to an end. He falls for 3. (IND: 54/3)
16:09 – KOHLI IS OFF THE BRAND!
Virat Kohli is gone and runs with a limit. He had defended that ball but the thin-legged substitute outfielder fails to clean that up. Ball goes between his legs for a boundary.
16:06 – ON A VIRAT KOHLI WALK!
Virat Kohli joined Vihari in the middle. Both players will now be looking to stabilize India and score big.
16:04 – ROHIT FALLS!
Rohit tries to pull this for a boundary but tricks him! India now has the lost wicket of its two openers. Rohit falls for 25.
15:53 - HIVARI CAREFUL!
Vihari is taking his time right now! Started cautiously. Rohit, on the other hand, has looked solid and will be looking to end his spell with a big score.
15:39 – GILL LEAVES!
David gets the first break as India loses Gill, who wins behind Pant, who takes an easy hold. Gill falls for 21. In the Hanuma Vihari walks.
15:35 – WHAT A BLOW!
Gill pushes that to the middle and it will run away for a boundary. He loves to play this shot.
15:25 – OUCH!!!
It seemed to have hurt! Rohit looked like he was in pain. He took off his gloves. But he agrees to move on.
15:20 – DRIVEN BY GILL!
Gill drives Davis and finds the border, this time towards Midwicket. What a shot.
15:17 – DRIVING THROUGH COVERS!
Rohit drove Bumrah for an exquisite frontier through covers. In the slot, and the Indian skipper takes advantage of it. Good start for India so far.
15:11 – END OF THE 4TH!
This is the end of Bumrah’s second place. Pujara tries to shine the bowl. Lots of movement so far for Bumrah and Will Davis.
15:08 – GILL IS UP AND RUNNING!
Chased to covers by Gill! Races away for a limit. Bumrah doesn’t look happy.
15:06 – IND CHOOSE SOME RUNS!
India get some points after Rohit cuts that ball to the third man. Good start for Rohit.
15:02 – ROHIT OFF THE MARK!
Rohit is out of action after five balls. Bumrah targets the pad and the Indian skipper sends it to a short, thin leg.
14:58 – THE MATCH IS ABOUT TO START!
The match is about to begin! Rohit and S Gill came 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 game. Good decision by the BCCI to test its players in these difficult conditions.
14:55 – HERE’S WHAT ROHIT SHARMA HAS TO SAY!
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 23, 2022
14:51 – IND players are warming up!
Indian players are currently warming up with routine football drills.
14:51 – IND PLAY 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 the Leicestershire XI
Here is our side, including 4@BCCI players.
Watch all the action on Foxes TV.
— Leicestershire Foxes (@leicsccc)June 23, 2022
2:38 p.m. – India win the toss and Rohit Sharma chooses to bat.
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