Sam Robson's brother scores century against India

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The Australian-born Angus Robson modestly targeted an eventual berth in the England Test XI, after completing a telling century for Leicestershire against India on Saturday.

The Australian-born Angus Robson modestly targeted an eventual berth in the England Test XI, after completing a telling century for Leicestershire against India on Saturday.

The brother of current Test opening batsman Sam Robson, the 22-year-old right-hander – and British passport holder – struck an outstanding 110 not out in front of an appreciative Grace Road crowd.

His vigil spanned a mere 110 deliveries, featured all of 22 boundaries, and steered the hosts to a promising 201 for one in reply to the Indians' 333 for four declared.

"I suppose it's good I've got him, Sam, to talk to if anything like that ever does come up," said Robson. "Absolutely I'm keen, an England call, it's obviously a long way off for me at the moment.

"When you see it at such close distance, it only makes you more determined to do well. Maybe one day."

The talented Robson's previous highest first-class score was 96 against Gloucestershire last month, which was surpassed against an international bowling attack spearheaded by the promising Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma.

Fast bowler Atif Sheikh delivered some impressive spells during the Indian innings, striking talented opener Shikhar Dhawan on the forearm with a particularly quick delivery.

"Atif bowled very quick, and you know you're doing something right when you're shaking up a few of the best players in the world. It was a great opportunity for him, and I think he put a little bit of fear into them," added Robson.

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