Highlights, India vs Essex, warm-up match, Day 3 in Chelmsford: Umpires signal stumps after rain interrupts play

Highlights, India vs Essex, warm-up match, Day 3 in Chelmsford: Umpires signal stumps after rain interrupts play

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That's it from us in our coverage of the three-day tour game between India and Essex at Chelmsford. India will have taken several notes from this practice match, and have several things to ponder over in the days leading upto the first Test at Birmingham, including Shikhar Dhawan's form and the opening combination.

We certainly hope you enjoyed our coverage. Till we meet again. Goodnight! 

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Day 3, Stumps - India 89/2 after 21.2 Overs, lead by 125 runs; Match drawn

Yes confirmation... the game is called off... there was no point any way with Essex going through the motions... good work out for India to a great extent... a lot of questions answered in terms of batting, you would expect Dhawan is behind Rahul and Vijay now... pacers had a good running out... spinners continue to pose riddles but then that's what they do... overall, India will be relatively happy heading into the first Test... and that's coming quickly in five days' time... what a cracker of a series awaits us!!

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Chelmsford

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Game over... or so it seems! 

Hand shakes in the distance... on the players' balcony... it looks like game over! 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Chelmsford

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21:03 (IST)

Play stopped! 

Would you believe it... its raining... and pretty hard... play stopped!! 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Chelmsford

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Just waiting for it to end!

Seems like energy has gone out of this game... Essex just going through the motions. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Chelmsford

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20:53 (IST)

Final session of the tour match underway! 

It's been three overs since the final session of Day 3 began, and Rahul and Rahane have helped themselves to four boundaries already! Meanwhile, India's lead stands at 113. 

India 77/2 after 18 overs; Rahul 24; Rahane 19

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Ashwin warming up... for Edgbaston

One last session remains... Ashwin in the nets at the tea break bowling... 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket journalist at Chelmsford

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Highlights

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Latest Updates: Ind 89/2 (2nd innings) Yes confirmation... the game is called off... there was no point any way with Essex going through the motions... good work out for India to a great extent... a lot of questions answered in terms of batting, you would expect Dhawan is behind Rahul and Vijay now... pacers had a good running out... spinners continue to pose riddles but then that's what they do... overall, India will be relatively happy heading into the first Test... and that's coming quickly in five days' time... what a cracker of a series awaits us!!

File image of Virat Kohli. AP

File image of Virat Kohli. AP

Virat Kohli's team, playing their only warm-up match before the Test series against England gets under way next Wednesday, were dismissed for 395 after resuming on 322-6.

The home team then reached 237-5 at stumps after half-centuries from Tom Westley (57) and Michael Pepper (68).

Off-spinner Ashwin has played no part -- with just one day remaining on Friday -- after taking a knock to the right hand during practice.

Dinesh Karthik top-scored with 82 for India having failed to add to his overnight score while Hardik Pandya hit 51.

On Wednesday, Kohli scored 68 while KL Rahul (58) and Murali Vijay (53) also spent time in the middle.

With inputs from Agence France Presse

Updated Date: July 27, 2018 21:35:34 IST

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