India vs Leicestershire, Day 2: Mohammed Shami rejects Cheteshwar Pujara for a duck, celebrates giving him a hug | Cricket News

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Pacer Mohammed Shami gave India a flying start on day two of the current four-day fixture against Leicestershire at the Uptonsteel Cricket Ground. After India declared their innings on their overnight score of 246 for eight, Shami struck twice early in the morning session to clear opener Sam Evans and Cheteshwar Pujara. After catching Evans on Virat Kohli’s first slide, Shami casted Pujara, who was drafted into Leicestershire’s XI for this game, on a duck.

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Shami played a good length and he climbed a bit on Pujara, who regained inside advantage on his stumps.

After the dismissal, Pujara and Shami had smiles on their faces, and the Indian leader gave Pujara a hug as he returned to the dugout.

Watch: Mohammed Shami fired Cheteshwar Pujara in tour game against Leicestershire

Earlier on Day 1, KS Bharat 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. At Day 1 stumps, India’s score was 246/8 with Bharat (70*) and Mohammed Shami (18*) at the crease.

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For Leicestershire, Roman Walker, who is yet to play a first-class game, took five wickets.

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

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