The ongoing third Test match between England and India is taking place at Headingley, Leeds. The home side came out all guns blazing in the first two sessions of the first day to bowl India out for just 78 runs. The day got even better for the Joe Root led side as they then displayed a sensational batting performance in the last session to end the day on high.
After displaying a sensational bowling performance, England started well with the bat as new opening pair Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns showed great grit and composure and notched up the hundred runs partnership, highest for the visitors in the series. Both the openers were very watchful and at the same time punished the bad deliveries as well, making sure that England surpass India’s first innings total without any loss.
Both Burns and Hameed registered then their first fifty plus of the series and made sure that the Joe Root-led side does not lose any wicket in the final session of the Day 1 of the third Test match. At Stumps on Day 1, England are 120/0 and are 42 runs ahead of India’s score with both the openers unbeaten at the crease. The southpaw scored 52 runs while the right handed batsman scored 58 runs.
Indian middle order’s poor run of form continued in the third Test match against England at Leeds. After the wicket of KL Rahul in the very first over of the match, Cheteshwar Pujara came out at the crease. The right-handed batsman looked unsettled for his nine-ball stay and managed to nick one of to Jos Buttler for a solitary run.
The dismissal of Pujara brought skipper Virat Kohli to the crease. The 32-year-old once again fell to his arch-nemesis James Anderson for 7 runs as he poked at a delivery that was well outside the off stump. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane though showed some intent and looked positive for his 54-ball 18 runs but the Mumbaikar just at the stroke of the lunch on Day 1 edged a delivery from Ollie Robinson.