India vs Leicestershire, Tour Game, Day 2: Could the rain play spoilsport? | Cricket News

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India will resume matchday two at 246/8 against Leicestershire©Twitter

The four-day tour match between India and Leicestershire kicked off on Thursday. At Day 1 strains, India’s score was 246/8 with KS Bharat (70*) and Mohammed Shami (18*) in the pocket. Rain interrupted play three times on the first day and it was because of the rain that the first stumps had to be called. On Day 2 there may be some downtime as showers are also expected in Leicester on Friday.

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According to Accuweather, there is a chance of showers at 11am UK time, and that’s around the time Day 2 is due to start. Cloud cover at that time is expected to be 70% while 0.2mm of rain may fall.

For the next two hours cloud cover is expected to remain and again at 2pm UK time there is a chance of showers with 0.5mm of precipitation expected. Cloud cover should remain at 70%.

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Then, from 3pm to 6pm UK time, there is less chance of rain and the weather should remain pleasant.

Bharat will look to reminisce about the well-deserved century on day two of the current four-day game against Leicestershire. It was Bharat who was the bright spot with the bat for India after the first order fell cheap and there was no resistance.

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Virat Kohli made a well-done 33, but it was dropped to a dodgy call from the field. Skipper Rohit Sharma made 25 while Shubman Gill scored 21.

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Walker took the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli and Shardul Thakur.

After this tour match, India will play England at Edgbaston, Birmingham from July 1.

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