Jadeja scored his second half-century of the match
Indians 311 (Rahul 111, Jadeja 75, Miles 4-45) and 192 for 3 dec (Jadeja 51, Agarwal 47, Vihari 43*, Carson 2-64) drew with County Select XI 220 (Hameed 112, Yadav 3-22, Siraj 2-32) and 31 for 0 (Libby 17*, Hameed 13*)
Pujara then dabbed one straight to backward short leg trying to keep an offbreak down, before Hanuma Vihari and Jadeja put on 84 for the third wicket. Vihari was unbeaten on 43 and a promoted Shardul Thakur made 6 off ten balls before the declaration. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did not bat.
All four frontline batters on the day capped off decent returns for the match, with at least starts and time in the middle in both innings. Jadeja aggregated the highest runs for the Indians in the game.
All of the Indians’ fast bowlers got a bowl in the second innings but were conservative with their efforts as a long series awaits. Jasprit Bumrah and Thakur took the new ball, and Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav bowled a few overs between them in a passage where openers Jake Libby and first-innings centurion Haseeb Hameed were largely untroubled.
Varun Shetty is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo
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