Friday 27 June 2014 

Day Two At Grace Road Washed Out

Grace Road under cloudy skies
The miserable scene at Grace Road, where no play was possible on day two between Leicestershire and India
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Indians 333-4 (Dhawan 60) v Leicestershire
Tour game, Grace Road, day two

No play was possible on day two of India's three-day tour game against Leicesteshire at Grace Road due to rain.

India instead trained indoors following heavy rain overnight and persistent drizzle during the day left no chance of any play.

India closed day one of the first of two tour matches on 333 for four.

Shikhar Dhawan (60), Cheteshwar Pujara (57) and Gautam Gambhir (54) all made half-centuries although Dhawan was struck on the arm and retired hurt.

The left-hander was fit enough to bat indoors, however, suggesting his injury may not be as serious as first feared.

Unfortunately for both sides, although it is forecast to be dry overnight, the rain is expected to return tomorrow morning.

In what time will then remain available, India can be expected to declare their innings and give their bowlers a run out under cloudy skies.

The first of five Tests between England and India begins on 9th July at Trent Bridge.

© Cricket World 2014

 
Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets