Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda
Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

India thrashed Derbyshire by seven wickets within the first T20 warm-up recreation on July 1, Friday. And it was the identical duo, Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson, as soon as once more who spearheaded the Indian batting, after their heroics towards Eire final month. Whereas Hooda scored an excellent half-century, Samson scored 38 on the prime because the Males in Blue chased down 151 with 20 balls to spare. Suryakumar Yadav additionally performed a advantageous hand of 36 runs and remained unbeaten.

Shan Masood’s aspect batted first and put up a complete of 150 for the lack of eight wickets. Wayne Madsen top-scored with 28 runs off 21 balls, and Hilton Cartwright scored 27 runs off 26 balls. Solely three different batters went previous the rating of 20 and not one of the different batters may get into double figures. 

The choose of the Indian bowlers was the uncapped pacer, Arshdeep Singh, with figures of two/29 in 4 overs. Venkatesh Iyer additionally bought the nod with the ball and picked the wicket of Madsen, conceding 18 runs in three overs. Pacer Umran Malik additionally completed with two wickets for 31 runs in 4 overs.

Suryakumar Yadav sees off the Indian chase with an unbeaten 36

In the meantime, India opened with Samson and Ruturaj Gaikwad, and the latter departed for simply three runs within the first over. Hooda got here in at quantity three, and the Samson-Hooda partnership added one other 51 runs on the board earlier than Samson departed for 38 off 30 balls. Suryakumar Yadav got here in at quantity 4 and the third-wicket partnership added one other 78 runs. Hooda scored a well-made 59 off 37 balls, and Yadav noticed off the chase, scoring an unbeaten 36 runs off 22 balls, together with skipper Dinesh Karthik, who was unbeaten on seven runs.

Quick bowler Ben Aitchison was the choose of the Derbyshire bowlers, choosing up the wickets of Gaikwad and Hooda, conceding 30 runs in three overs. Leg-spinner Mattie McKiernan picked up the wicket of Samson, conceding 20 runs in three overs.

In the meantime, Karthik’s aspect will play its second T20 warm-up recreation on Sunday towards Northamptonshire, forward of the three-match T20I sequence towards England, beginning on July 7. Skipper Rohit Sharma might be again within the Indian staff, after recovering from COVID-19. Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah might be again within the limited-overs aspect from the second T20I onwards.



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