England cricket team had a dominating outing on the first day of the third Test match at Headingley, Leeds. The English openers dominated the proceedings and bowled out India for just 78 runs. The openers of the home side then displayed a sensational batting performance and scored 120 runs to close the day on high.
However, the Virat Kohli-led side staged a decent comeback to remove two overnight batsman Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed in the first session of Day 2 of the third Test match.
England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed continued their good form from the first day and were very watchful in the first half an hour of the session’s play. The 135-run partnership between the duo was finally broken when Mohammad Shami bowled Burns for 61 runs.
The wicket of Burns saw Dawid Malan at the crease who joined hands with the young opener Haseeb Hameed to carry the English ship forward. The duo batted together for 78 deliveries and scored 24 runs until Hameed was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja for 68 runs. On the other hand the left handed batsman on his return to Test cricket looked very confident and was spot on with his cover drives. He along with skipper Joe Root looked very busy on the crease and kept ticking the scoreboard with quick singles and doubles.
At Lunch on Day 2, England are 182/2 and are leading India by 104 runs with Dawid Malan and skipper Joe Root unbeaten at the crease on 27 and 14 respectively.
Rory Burns scored a gritty half-century on the Day 1 of the third Test match at Leeds. The southpaw, who scored 49 in Lord’s, looked in great touch and carved his way through his 11th half-century in the longest format of the game. The left-handed batsman along with Haseeb Hammed stitched 135 runs opening partnership and made sure that the home side gets off the flyer and take a first-innings lead without any loss. Burns showed great composure and stayed unbeaten on 52 at stumps on Day 1.
However, the Surrey batsman managed to add only 9 runs to his overnight score of 52 runs as he was clean bowled by Mohammad Shami. Burns failed to rectify the inward movement from the pacer, who angled a seam up delivery from round the wicket, as the ball went through the gap between bat and pad of the batsman to clip the top of the off-stump, which saw him back in the dressing room for 61 runs.