England vs India: Men In Blue survive early scare in warm-up fixture against Essex

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Essex bowlers gave the Indian top order a taste of what is to come after reducing them to 5-2 after the Men In Blue opted to bat at Chelmsford. Matt Coles dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for 0, and Cheteshwar Pujara for 1 to kick off things.

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Rahane faltered as well after scoring 17. The Indian innings came back to track after a 90-run stand between Murali Vijay and skipper Virat Kohli before the former departed for 53.

India’s lower middle order proved heavy for the county side after Kohli, KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik went on to score half centuries. India are currently 318-6 with Karthik unbeaten on 82 with Hardik Pandya as support at the other end.

Here’s a short glimpse of captain Kohli’s knock of 68 off 93 deliveries.

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