County Championship: Aadil Ali hits career-best 80 for Leics
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|LV= County Championship Division Two, Grace Road (close, day two)|
|Leicestershire 415: Ali 80, Robson 61, Raine 51; Norwell 4-97|
|Gloucestershire 22-0: Tavare 12 not out|
|Gloucestershire trail by 393 runs|
|Leicestershire 4 pts, Gloucestershire 2 pts|
Aadil Ali's career-best 80 and fine contributions from the lower order put Leicestershire in a strong position against Gloucestershire at Grace Road.
Resuming day two on 127-2, the hosts fell to 201-6 before Ali began the fight back with Wayne White (38).
The 20-year-old also shared a ninth-wicket stand of 85 with Ben Raine (51) as Leicestershire were all out for 415.
Gloucestershire then survived 6.5 overs in fading light to reach 22-0 at the close of play.
|Grace Road good again for Leicestershire|
|If Leicestershire win, it will be the first time since 2011 that they have managed to win consecutive home games.|
Ali, who only made his first-class debut in July, surpassed his previous best of 42 and struck seven fours and a six in his three-and-a-half hour knock.
Raine's more attacking innings contained nine boundaries and came off 71 balls before he was last man out to the part-time medium pace of Hamish Marshall (3-30).
Bad light brought an early end to proceedings, but Leicestershire will be looking for quick wickets on day three to boost their chances of a third Championship win of the season.