KL Rahul hit a chic cent while Ravindra Jadeja scored a brave fifty (75) to restart the Indians’ innings on day one of the three-day warm-up match against the County Select XI here in Durham on Tuesday. At the strains, India finished at 306/9 on day one as Rahul and Jadeja headlined the visitors’ show with notable performers. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj are undefeated on three and one points respectively.
In Tuesday’s third session, India lost five wickets but made sure visitors ended up on the first day in the driver’s seat. As Rahul returned after completing his ton, Jadeja hit a brave fifty to save India from a precarious position. In the second session, Rahul and Jadeja helped India recover as the duo took visitors to 188/4 at the end of Tea.
Early in the session, an impatient shot from Hanuma Vihari resulted in his dismissal as the batsman failed to capitalize on the chance to succeed in the warm-up match. In the first session, India scored 80 points for losing three wickets at lunch on the first day. Lyndon James struck twice and a rare layoff for Cheteshwar Pujara got India on its feet.
Rohit Sharma scored just 9 points while Mayank Agarwal was sacked after scoring 28 in the opening innings. Pujara’s wicket just before lunch pushed India back before Rahul and Jadeja re-rolled the heats. Earlier, the Indians won the toss and chose to beat County Select XI. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane rested for the clash, and as a result, Rohit is leading the outfit.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma were also rested for clash, and in their place, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav were called up in the XI. Brief Notes: Indians 309/9 (KL Rahul 101, Ravindra Jadeja 75; Craig Miles 3-42) vs. County Select XI (ANI)
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