Chester Lee Street: The practice of Indian bowlers was shocking. In the three-day practice match against County Select XI, the Indian bowlers collectively outscored their opponents by a small margin. Batting first, the county team were all out for 220 in 82.3 overs. Pacers Umesh Yadav (3/22) and Mohammad Siraj (2/32) troubled the county batsmen with sharp balls. Opener Haseeb Hameed (112 off 246 balls; 13 fours) led the team with a century.
The rest of the batsmen except him could not make a big impact. Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar (1), who landed in the ring on behalf of the county, did not take advantage of the practice. India took a 91-run first innings lead. Earlier, India continued the second day’s with an overnight score of 306/9 … adding only five runs and scoring 311 runs in 93 overs. Craig Mills took four wickets.
India young pacer Avesh Khan’s tour of England has come to an abrupt end. He missed the five-match series against England due to injury. Avesh Khan enters the ring for the Select XI in a practice match against India.
Avesh Khan bowled the 10th over of the innings on the first day of play, but his left hand rolled to the thumb in an attempt to stop the return shot by the batsman. A scan revealed a broken finger. A BCCI official said it would take at least a month for him to recover.