The third match of the 5-Test series between India and England is being played at Headingley, Leeds. Batting first after winning the toss, Team India was all out for 78 runs in the first innings. This is India’s 9th lowest score in Tests in 89 years. In reply, England scored 120 runs for the loss of a wicket till the end of the first day’s play. Rory Burns 52 and Haseeb Hameed are at the crease with 60 runs.
On the basis of the first innings, England has taken a 42-run lead over India so far. Haseeb made his third Test career and Burns made his 10th fifty. The partnership between the two is the first opening century partnership against India at their home ground in the last 10 years. Earlier in 2011, Andrew Strauss and Alistair Cook had a partnership of 186 runs at Edgbaston. It is also the biggest opening partnership of 2021 for England.
Earlier, Team India was reduced to 78 runs. This is India’s third-lowest score in Tests against England. The Indian team was all out against England after scoring 42 runs at Lord’s in 1974 and 58 at Manchester in 1952. Overall India’s shortest score is 36 runs, which they made against Australia last year. This is the 26th time in Tests that Team India was reduced to a score of less than 100.
India’s second lowest score in the first innings on foreign soil
Team India is tied on the second-lowest score in its first innings on foreign soil. The record is 58 runs. India’s first innings was bowled out for 58 runs in the Brisbane Test against Australia in 1947. In the 1952 Manchester Test against England, the Indian team was reduced to 58 runs in their first innings.
India lost their last 5 wickets within 11 runs and 28 minutes. Rohit Sharma was dismissed at 6:59 pm Indian time on a total score of 67 runs. In its 28 minutes, the Indian team lost 4 more wickets. By 7:27 pm, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Siraj had also returned to the pavilion. James Anderson and Craig Overton took 3-3 and Ollie Robinson and Sam Curran took 2-2 wickets.
Kohli fails in front of Anderson
Anderson dismissed Kohli for the 7th time. He equaled Australia’s Nathan Lyon’s record for most dismissals in Tests. Lion achieved the feat in 33 innings and Anderson in 41 innings. For the second time in this series, Anderson sent Kohli to the pavilion.
Anderson has dismissed Sachin Tendulkar 9 times and Virat Kohli 7 times in Test cricket – that is two generations of Indian cricket and that is the legacy of James Anderson. THE G.O.A.T
Kohli won the toss after 5 Tests
Virat won the toss after 5 Tests. The last toss he won was against England in Chennai in February 2021. The Indian captain did not make any changes in the team, while the English team captain Joe Root made 2 changes. David Malan and Craig Overton replaced Dominic Sibley and Mark Wood.
This is only the fourth time in the 64 Tests under Virat’s captaincy that no change has been made in the Indian team for 2 consecutive Tests. Earlier in the Trent Bridge and Southampton Tests against England in 2018, North Sound and Kingston against West Indies in 2019, and Indore and Kolkata Tests against Bangladesh in 2019/20, Virat did not make any changes in the playing-11. Virat has never played with the same team for more than 2 Tests.
England: Joe Root (c), Haseeb Hameed, David Malan, Rory Burns, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Craig Overton, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.