Warm-up Game: Umesh leads good bowling display as India bowl out County XI for 220 despite Hameed ton | Cricket News
Returning to the England team after nearly five years, right-hander Hameed lived up to his reputation as being called “Baby Boycs” for his tenacious defensive play as former great Geoffrey Boycott with 112 of 246 balls.
His entries had 13 limits.
For India, Umesh was the standout bowler as he pitched in short spells and worked quite a bit at a considerable pace with 3/22 figures in 15 overs.
Mohamed Siraj (2/32 in 13 overs) undoubtedly threw the best delivery of the day, rushing his compatriot Washington Sundar (2), which represents the county side.
Umesh may not make it to the Nottingham XI just yet, but his performance is sure to keep the team’s leadership interested.
Jasprit Bumrah (1/29 in 15 overs) did not give away loose deliveries, but saved the window of Rob Yates, where the southpaw went for a nonexistent cut for a rearing delivery, hardly disturbed Hameed, who defended him comfortably most of the time.
It was Umesh who first castled right starter Jake Libby with an angled pitch that saw two of the three stumps knocked down.
Siraj received a nasty short ball that suddenly climbed into Washington and removed his gloves to easily catch it in the slip cord.
Umesh’s second victim was the rival captain Will rhodes, who lost his stump as the fast thrower flipped the wicket around and the delivery righted himself after throwing, overtaking the southpaw.
With County XI reeling at 56 of 4, Lyndon James (27) gave Hameed good support in his 75-run booth for the fifth wicket. Hameed expected poor deliveries and was ready to tap and run those singles and doubles.
Umesh’s third wicket was a short ball and James mis-timed a shot that was taken by Shardul.
Hameed looked better against Ravindra Jadeja (15-3-55-1), who was punished for a few runs. He approached a hundred with a shot high across Jadeja’s bowling alley.
A single hit in the middle of Shardul’s short wicket brought out his hundred of 228 balls. His innings ended KL Rahul with a lead over Shardul, who had 1/31 in 14 overs.
Brief scores: India 1st Innings 311. County XI 220 in 82.3 overs (Haseeb Hameed 112 of 246 balls, Umesh Yadav 3/27, Mohammed Siraj 2/32).