India vs Leicestershire, Tour Match, Day 3 Live Score Updates:Sai Kishore dismissed Shreyas Iyer on the very first over of the second session to bring Leicestershire back in the game at Grace Road. Shardul Thakur has been joined by Virat Kohli at the middle after the wicket. The match is very important from India’s perspective. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who failed to get going in the first innings, will look to stay at the crease for a long haul and spend some valuable time in the middle. India were 80 for one at stumps on Day 2, leading the hosts by 82 runs. KS Bharat was batting unbeaten on 31 while Hanuma Vihari was also unbeaten on 9. Shubman Gill had earlier given India a brisk start before he was dismissed on 38. Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each as India bowled out Leicestershire for 244. As a result, India took a two-run lead heading into their second innings. Rishabh Pant top-scored for the hosts with a brilliant fifty before being dismissed on 76. Earlier, India declared on their overnight score of 246/8. It was KS Bharat who helped India go past the 200-run mark after the top-order fell cheaply.
Here are the Live Score Updates of India vs Leicestershire, Tour Match, Day 3 from the Uptonsteel Cricket Ground
06:19 PM IST: WICKET!
Shardul Thakur has been cleaned up by Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
IND 203/6 (48.4)
06:16 PM IST: FOUR!
Another boundary for India and this time Virat Kohli hits it with the help of a beautiful punch from the back foot. Class at its very best. India’s lead gets over 200 now.
IND 202/5 (48.2)
06:15 PM IST: FOUR!
Shardul Thakur played the ball of Sai Kishore from the back foot. He failed to judge its length properly and got an outside edge to it, but the ball raced for a four.
IND 198/5 (48)
06:12 PM IST: Lead Nearing 200
India’s lead has extended to 193 and they still have five wickets in hand. While Shardul Thakur has dug in his heels at one end, new batter Virat Kohli has also looked solid so far.
IND 191/5 (47)
05:59 PM IST: SIX!
Virat Kohli came down the track to Sai Kishore and dispatched the ball for a six. The long-on was up and this gave him a good opportunity to play the shot without any fear.
IND 177/5 (44)
05:50 PM IST: WICKET
Shreyas Iyer is run out. He departs on his individual score of 30. Virat Kohli comes in next.
IND 164/5 (41.5)
05:49 PM IST: Second Innings Underway
Sai Kishore starts the second innings with the ball.
05:06 PM IST: Lunch Break
It is time for lunch. India lost three wickets in the session but they have eventually ended the session on a good note. Given that this is the penultimate day of the four-day match, the side would be happy after getting quick runs in the session. On the other hand, Leicestershire started the day well but they failed to keep the noose tight for long.
IND 160/4 (41)
05:00 PM IST: Shardul Hurting Leicestershire
Shardul Thakur is now playing his shots freely. He has hit Kamlesh Nagarkoti for two fours in the over.
04:56 PM IST: Poor Bowling
Abidine Sakande bowled two consecutive balls down the leg side and both of them went for fours.
IND 148/4 (40)
04:47 PM IST: Iyer On Fire!
Back-to-back fours from Shreyas Iyer. He has now hit five fours in his 24-run knock.
IND 134/4 (37.4)
04:38 PM IST: What A Ball!
It was a peach of a delivery from Navdeep Saini to Shardul Thakur. He bowled it around off and the ball got some vicious bounce from the surface. Luckily for Shardul, he managed to keep his bat away from it.
IND 121/4 (36)
04:25 PM IST: WICKET
Second wicket of the over for Navdeep Saini. There was some extra bounce on the delivery bowled outside the off stump and Ravindra Jadeja edged it to slip.
04:22 PM IST: WICKET
KS Bharat is out! It was short ball that Bharat attempted to pull from the back foot but the extra bounce on the ball of Navdeep Saini eventually saw him hitting the ball into the hands of Jasprit Bumrah near short mid-on.
04:21 PM IST: FOUR!
Here is the third four of the innings for Iyer. He got width and used it for his benefit beautifully.
04:18 PM IST: FOUR!
Second four of the innings for Iyer. It was a short ball from Davis and Iyer guided the ball from the back foot for a four between second slip and gully.
04:12 PM IST: Good Comeback!
After the wicket of Vihari, Leicestershire have managed to keep things under control with some good line and length.
04:07 PM IST: FOUR!
Shreyas Iyer gets off the mark with a boundary. He played the short-pitched delivery from Navdeep Saini from the back foot for a four on the off side.
04:02 PM IST: WICKET
Here is the end of Vihari’s knock. He departs on 20. Will Davis gets his wicket as the right-handed batter edged the ball to Sam Bates.
03:51 PM IST: Back-to-back FOURS!
Walker offered width to Bharat and he hit him for a four before adding another boundary on the very next ball.
03:47 PM IST: Bodyline Attack
Leicestershire bowlers are aiming at the body while bowling to Vihari and Bharat. Meanwhile, both the batters have done a nice job so far to play all that comfortably.
03:35 PM IST: FOUR!
A poor ball from Jasprit Bumrah as he sprayed it on the pads of Hanuma Vihari, who accepted the offering with both his hands. Just a sweet flick and the ball ran for a four.
03:30 PM IST: Tight Bowling
Runs have not come easy for India as Leicestershire bowlers have done a good job so far on the day.
03:18 PM IST: PLAY RESUMES!
Rain has stopped and the action has resumed!
03:01 PM IST: RAIN STOPS PLAY
After Vihari takes two runs off Walker, rains stops play!
03:01 PM IST: DAY 3 STARTS!
Srikar Bharat and Hanuma Vihari are at the crease!
03:00 PM IST: TERRIFIC PANT
The Day 2 was highlighted by a brilliant innings from Pant, who scored 76 off 87 balls playing for Leicestershire
02:53 PM IST: INDIAN BATTERS IN FOCUS
Srikar Bharat (31*) and Hanuma Vihari (9*) were the overnight batters.
02:50 PM IST: HELLO AND WELCOME!
Welcome to the live coverage of the third day of the Tour match between India and Leicstershire!
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