Watch: Mohammed Shami celebrates after removing Cheteshwar Pujara for a duck
India pacer Mohammed Shami clean bowled his teammate Cheteshwar Pujara on the second day of the India vs Leicestershire warm-up matches at Grace Road in Leicester on Friday. Shami dismisses Pujara for a duck. The batsman gets the inside edge and the ball is pulled back to the stumps. Earlier, Shami dismissed Evans of Leicestershire with a good length delivery. Evan goes straight to first slip where Virat Kohli takes it easy.
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Earlier on Day 1, KS Bharat ensured that India did not lose momentum despite Virat Kohli’s one-set wicket for 33 runs. He found support from Umesh Yadav (23) and Mohammed Shami (18 not out) in stands of 66 and 32, and ended the day unbeaten when rain forced an early end.
The reserve wicket-keeper led India’s recovery after losing his first five for 82. Bharat, along with Kohli, put India on a 57-run stand, but the partnership ended after Roman Walker dismissed the former India captain lbw. The 21-year-old pacer then dismissed Shardul Thakur to complete his five-for (five for 24) and put India on a difficult surface.
Earlier, India had found a way to give almost all of their players play-time in the only practice match available to them, with four playing for Leicestershire.
However, India’s top-order failed to deliver as the top five batsmen were back on the board with just 85. Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja fell on the walker.
Rohit (25) was once again out on the hook, while Shubman Gill, who started but was dismissed for 21, and Iyer, who faced a first-ball duck, played away from his body to the side.
Kohli’s outside edge looked suspicious before being beaten on the inside edge, and Hanuma Vihari was trapped and did not look like he had any scoring options. Jadeja, on the other hand, was caught at the crease by an inswinger, who was trapped right in front.