India bowlers struggle in drawn game

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India's three-day tour match against Leicestershire at Grace Road was a good one for their batsmen, but not so much for the bowlers as they struggled to remove some determined youngsters on day three.

India's three-day tour match against Leicestershire at Grace Road was a good one for their batsmen, but not so much for the bowlers as they struggled to remove some determined youngsters on day three.

England opener Sam Robson's brother Angus was a key frustration as he scored a blistering 126 before retiring out, while Greg Smith made his ton off 102 balls, before also retiring to give others a crack.

Earlier in the game, the India batsmen had retired out once they reached half tons, and declared on 333 for four. The scores were immaterial though, but one concern was Shikhar Dhawan retiring due to injury after being hit on the arm.

The Leicestershire innings saw 10 India bowlers try their luck, with not much of it. While Ishant Sharma took two wickets, he was also smashed around the ground as the home batmen stayed in T20 mode. It got to the point where the paceman was being heckled by the crowd.

As it was, India bowled out the day and Leics made 349 for five. Even Cheteshwar Pujara had a bowl, and gave up just the one run, making him the best of the lot, statistically.

India's second warm-up game ahead of the Test series will be against Derbyshire, starting on 1 July.

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