Practice match: KL Rahul “warms up” with a nice hundred but the first order does not use the playing time | Cricket News

DURHAM: KL Rahul was a timely reminder of the Indian team’s management with a sublime first-class hundred against County Select XI on day one of the warm-up match on Tuesday.
The Indian team, without its regular skipper Virat Kohli (back neglect) and his assistant Ajinkya Rahane (hamstring injury), ended the day 306 for 9 despite early misfires, thanks to Rahul’s 101 balls out of 150 after which it was “withdrawn”. Its sleeves had 11 fours and a six.
Ravindra Jadeja (75 out of 146 balls) also played her part perfectly in the fifth 127-point wicket stand with Rahul after the First Order failed to make optimal use of the proper playing time.
Substitute captain Rohit Sharma (9), his likely opening partner in Nottingham, Mayank Agarwal (28), veteran Cheteshwar Pujara (21) and Hanuma Vihari (24) did not spend enough time in the fold of the designated first class. Thu.
Among the quartet, Agarwal looked fluid as he crushed teammate Avesh Khan, representing the ‘home team’ for a number of limits, before point guard Lyndon James castling him.
Pujara played her own game, but just after going almost 50 minutes before goalkeeper James Rew stopped her beautifully from Jack Carson’s bowling alley.
Vihari’s impatience in the after-lunch session took a toll on him as he failed to take out left-arm spinner Liam Patterson-White. But before that, he made sure that the rude right hand drive caused Avesh to have a suspected dislocation of his left thumb. The other ‘County XI’ player, Washington Sundar, did not have time to play.
However, the day belonged to Rahul, who sent opposition bowlers to all parts of the pitch en route to his 15th First Class cent.
Initially he played a lot of punches at the wicket – there were square cuts against Avesh, James cut back using the pace of their deliveries while ramping up halfway through to a delivery of Craig Miles was a treat. watch.
When the Spinners were on duty, left-arm Orthodox Patterson-White was hit for a six that climbed over the deep center wicket and came out of the ground at Chester-Le-Street.
He entered the ’90s by stepping out and lifting the Carson spinner to the long limit and a back punch from Patterson-White towards the wicket limit got him his 100.
The Century certainly doesn’t guarantee a ticket to the Nottingham XI, but Rahul has done enough to keep Pujara and Rahane on their toes as both will play to save their test careers in the next series.
Jadeja also played second fiddle but didn’t let go of the loose deliveries, hitting five fours and a six before Miles fired him. Pacer Miles was County XI’s most successful pitcher with three wickets while teammate James and Patterson-White each got a few scalps.
Brief Notes: India 306 for 9 (KL Rahul retd 101, Ravindra Jadeja 75, Mayank Agarwal 28, Hanuma Vihari 24, Cheteshear Pujara 21, Rohit Sharma 9, Craig Miles 3 for 42, Lyndon James 2/32) vs. County XI.

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