ROMAN Walker enjoyed the form of his life with five wickets as his Leicestershire side in the first day of their four day test against a touring India.

The Wrexham born former Oswestry player claimed an amazing five wicket haul to leave a star-studded Indian line up stunned, closing for 246-8 on the first day.

Keeper-batter Srikar Bharat top-scored for India with an unbeaten 70 off 111, striking eight fours and a six.

However, all the star batters failed to utilize the opportunity to notch up a good score with Skipper Rohit Sharma dismissed for 25 while Shubman Gill walked back after scoring 21off 28.

Hanuma Vihari (3), Shreyas Iyer (0) and Ravindra Jadeja (13) also perished cheaply as India slumped to 81 for 5.

Virat Kohli briefly raised hopes of India’s revival at Grace Road before he was dismissed for 33 off 69 balls.

Umesh Yadav (23 off 32) featured in an eighth-wicket stand of 66 with Bharat to help India go past the 200-run mark.

Leicestershire pacer Roman Walker ran through the star-studded batting line-up with figures of 5 for 24 in 11 overs.

The 21-year-old, who is yet to play a first-class match, got the scalps of Rohit, Kohli, Vihari, Jadeja and all-rounder Shardul Thakur in a stunning bowling display which even earned the plaudits from oppoisition fans.

The performance further underlined the bowler's potential having been capped for England at U19 level while representing Glamorgan in the T20 Blas before signing Leicestershire.