Team India is currently playing a three-day warm-up match against the County Select XI at Durham’s Riverside Ground to prepare for their upcoming five-match Test series versus England.
In reply to Indians’ first innings total of 311, the County Select XI could only score 220. Umesh Yadav turned out to be the stand-out bowler for the visitors as he bowled in short spells and worked up a fair bit of pace with figures of 3/22 in 15 overs.
The 33-year-old pacer first removed right-handed opener Jake Libby with an angled delivery that saw two of the three stumps knocked back. Umesh’s second victim was the opposition’s captain Will Rhodes, who lost his off-stump when the fast bowler came round the wicket and the delivery straightened after pitching, destroying the off-stump of the left-hander.
Here’s the video:
Rhodes gone, County XI; 56/4
— Durham Cricket (@DurhamCricket) July 21, 2021
Umesh then sent 22-year-old Lyndon James back to the pavilion on 27 (83). The right-handed batsman mistimed a pull-shot won the short-pitch delivery and was caught comfortably by Shardul Thakur.
Brief scores: Indians 311 (KL Rahul 101) lead County Select XI 220 (Haseeb Hameed 112; Umesh Yadav 3/22, Mohammed Siraj 2/32) by 91 runs.