India Sweat it Out as Warm-up Match vs Leicestershire Ends in Draw

Indian bowlers struggled to cope with Leicestershire batting duo Angus Robson (126) and Greg Smith (101) as the third and final day's play ended with the hosts on 349/5 in reply to India's 333/4 declared.

updated: June 29, 2014 03:04 IST
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Indian pacer Ishant Sharma endured a tough time, conceding 64 runs in 9 overs

A week after his older brother Sam made his maiden Test hundred for England against Sri Lanka, Angus Robson showed centuries run in the family by reaching three figures for Leicestershire against India on Saturday.

India's bowlers were given the run-around by Robson (126) and Greg Smith (101) in a second-wicket stand of 221 before both retired at tea, that took Leicestershire to 349 for five before a draw was agreed on the final day of three at Grace Road.

The one consolation for India was that if ever there was game to get the rust out of the system, this was probably it, as they had already declared on 333 for four on the first day of the opening game of their tour before rain washed out the second.

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