Indians move to 80/3 at breakfast

Durham, July 20 (IANS) The Indian Test team went to lunch on the first day of their warm-up against County Select XI at 80 for three.

The Indians, who won the throw and had chosen to hit, lost the openers to Rohit Sharma (9 out of 33 balls) and Mayank Agarwal (28 out of 35 balls) before the team could reach 50.

Then they lost Cheteshwar Pujara in 21. Batsman No. 3 was blunted to off-spinner Jack Carson.

The Indian team that lacked Virat Kohli and led by Rohit Sharma in his place had won the throw and opted for the bat.

KL Rahul will keep wickets in the absence of regular wicketkeepers Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha who are isolated. Pant had tested positive for Covid-19, while Saha was in contact with training assistant Dayanand Garani, who had also tested positive for the virus.

Short scores (breakfast, day 1): Indians 80/3 (M Agarwal 28, C Pujara 21, R Sharma 9, H Vihari batting 16, L James 2/13) vs County Select XI.


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