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India 311/10 & 192/3 (55 ov)
County Select XI 220/10 & 31/0 (15.5 ov)
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Thank you for joining us today and this is Raghav Tikmany and my friend Ankit Sharma signing off meanwhile! Goodbye and stay safe!
So that's how the practice match between India and County Select XI comes to an end. Well, the session started with the County Select XI batting on 17/0. Only 11 overs were bowled in this short final session. The batsmen added 14 runs in that period. They looked defiant as ever and nothing seemed to trouble them. Bumrah did manage to find the outside edge of Libby's bat once but it flew over the slips. Other than that, it was a pretty quiet session. 

Siraj looked the most threatening of the lot, consistently hitting the 4th stump line and inducing a drive. Umesh mainly targeted the stumps like a proper strike bowler. Libby and Hameed didn't have any difficulties facing him. Shardul looked least effective of the pack constantly bowling wide outside off as the patient openers gracefully left all those deliveries. Bumrah didn't look as threatening but he did manage to get the outside edge of Libby once and that was the only realistic wicket-taking opportunity in the session.

Plenty of positives for India over the course of three days. Jadeja coming good with the bat in both innings was a pretty good sign. KL Rahul's century will give the selectors faith in the bench strength. Hanuma Vihari looked solid in the second innings for his unbeaten 43. Siraj and Umesh were excellent with the ball picking 5 wickets between them in the first innings.
The players are shaking hands and decided to call it quits.
16.0
15.5 Umesh Yadav to Jake Libby , short of a good length delivery, darted into the leg side. Libby works it down nicely to fine leg for just a single. And oh well, the umpires decide that's it and they've called stumps. The expected time was 5 pm, but there seems to be some sort of concern with regards to the light as well, so they've decided to call it. The game ends, to no one's surprise, in a draw! 
15.4 Umesh Yadav to Jake Libby , slightly slower one, yorker length, just outside off stump. Libby digs it out to the off side well, and makes it look easy. 
15.3 Umesh Yadav to Jake Libby , good length delivery outside off. Width on offer, but the batsmen, looking to waste balls and not go after runs. 
15.2 Umesh Yadav to Jake Libby , full and straight on the stumps now. Libby gets his foot forward along with his bat to prod this one to mid on. No run. 
4 slips in place now
15.1 Umesh Yadav to Jake Libby , full and quick outside off. Ball stays low as the batsman opts away from a shot. Four slips still in place, waiting for an edge. 
The runs have dried up in this session. Only 13 runs scored in the 9 overs so far. The openers have been gritty and solid with their defences.
15
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30 /0 score
1
0
0
0
0
0
runs
cricket bat icon Jake Libby
16 (43)
cricket bat icon Haseeb Hameed *
13 (48)
cricket ball icon Mohammed Siraj
0 /4
14.6 Mohammed Siraj to Haseeb Hameed , good length delivery again, looking for the off stump line, but bowling slightly wide of it. No shot offered and no chance for a run. 
14.5 Mohammed Siraj to Haseeb Hameed , good length delivery, a quicker one too, that skids into the stumps. Hameed gets a bottom edge on this one that stats low and fends it away. 
14.4 Mohammed Siraj to Haseeb Hameed , full again, angled into the off stump. Hameed leans ahead to defend this out to the off side. 
14.3 Mohammed Siraj to Haseeb Hameed , full and way wide outside off stump. Almost an extra. Hameed is not going searching for shots there as the ball is left alone. 
14.2 Mohammed Siraj to Haseeb Hameed , fullish delivery again, on the fourth stump line. Hameed comes forward but offers no shot. 
14.1 Mohammed Siraj to Jake Libby , full length delivery, just outside off stump. Libby tries to drive this through covers but gets a faint bottom edge that skids to the keeper. Rahul misses to collect the ball, that deflects to fine leg for a run. 
14
overs
29 /0 score
0
0
2
0
0
2
runs
cricket bat icon Jake Libby
15 (42)
cricket bat icon Haseeb Hameed *
13 (43)
cricket ball icon Umesh Yadav
0 /4
So far so good from Umesh. He has been quick and accurate bowling only one delivery down the leg side in his two-over spell. 
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