Deepak Hooda hits 59 as India cruises past Derbyshire in a T20 warm-up. Hooda’s fine form on the current tour continued as he hit a scintillating half-century. To help India beat Derbyshire county side by seven wickets in a T20 warm-up match.
Deepak Hooda’s fine form on the current tour continued with a scintillating half-century to help India beat Derbyshire county side by seven wickets in a T20 warm-up match. Hooda, who had hit his maiden T20I century against Ireland in the previous match. Made 59 off 37 balls and shared 78 runs for the third wicket with Suryakumar Yadav (36 not out) as India chased down 151 with 20 balls to spare.
Hooda unbeaten innings featured five fours and two sixes. While Yadav, returning from injury, hit four boundaries and one six on Friday.
Opener Sanju Samson also contributed with a 30-ball 38, while Dinesh Karthik. Who led the visiting side, remained unbeaten on seven to help India win in 16.4 overs.
Earlier, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh each took two wickets as India restricted Derbyshire to 150 for 8 after opting to field.
As Derbyshire lost wickets at regular intervals, Axar Patel and Venkatesh Iyer each took one. Derbyshore’s top scorer was Wayne Madsen, who had a 21-ball 28.
On Sunday, the visiting Indian team will play their second warm-up match against Northamptonshire ahead of the three-match T20I series against England, which begins on July 7 in Southampton.