Leicsester: Indian bowlers struggled under on a rain-hit third day as the visitor's three-day practice match against Leicestershire ended in a draw here today.
Ishant Sharma bowls to Leicester's Angus Robson. Pic/AFP
India managed to send down 62 overs and tried out all their front-line bowlers, but nearly all of them were taken for easy runs by the batsmen. In the end, the hosts finished at 349/5 in response to India's day one score of 333/4 in 90 overs.
Opener Angus Robson (126 retired out) and number three batsman Greg Smith (101 retired out) both scored hundreds, putting an unbeaten 221-run stand for the second wicket, heaping a lot of misery on the Indian bowlers who were struggling to find their belongings in the alien English conditions.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0-46) struggled to hit a good length. Ishant Sharma struggled the most, even more than Kumar, as he conceded 27 runs off his first two overs, sending down six no-balls and five fours. Sharma finished with 9-0-64-2.