India vs Essex Practice Match: India and Essex ended the only warm-up match in a draw. India were India were 89/2 in the second innings against Essex when rain stopped play and the match was called a draw. In the first innings of the match, India were bowled out of 395 after Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya struck individual half-centuries for the side. In reply, Essex were reduced to 45/2 after the Indian seamers got a good start but the batsmen showed resistance on the lats of the match and managed to score 359/8 (d). For India, it was Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma who were among the wickets as the two right-hand bowlers shared 7 wickets among themselves. India in the second innings had a dismal start after Shikhar Dhawan was out for a duck to get a pair in this match. Later, Pujara was also caught out for 23. Ajinky Rahane along with KL Rahul remained unbeaten before rain stopped play. India and England begin the five-match Test series from August 1.
India vs Essex Practice Match Highlights
India vs Essex Practice Match, Live Cricket Score Streaming: Pacers Umesh Umesh and Ishant Sharma shared four wickets between them in absence of injured R Aswhin as Essex batsmen made India toil hard by reaching 237 for five on the second day of the three-day practice game, in Chelmsford on Thursday. India, who resumed at 322 for six, lead by 158 runs after finishing their first innings at 395. Off-spinner Ashwin injured his right hand during practice before the action began on day two and did not take the field at all. According to the team management it is not a serious injury. Ashwin did bowl in the nets during the lunch break, but did not take the field, with bat or ball, as a precaution. Yadav (2/23) was the pick of the bowlers as he bowed a superb opening spell with the new ball. Mohammed Shami shared first-spell duties with him, and although he kept things tight, he couldn’t generate the movement that his partner did.