IND vs ENG Live Score, Day 2: India in search of early wickets, England look take a big lead; follow live updates- Virat Kohli & Co will begin their fightback on Day 2 after mayhem on Wednesday. The pacers Ishant Sharma, Mohd Siraj, Mohd Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah need to put their hands up and dominate England batsman. Their first job will be to end the first wicket partnership of Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns. The home team has already taken 42 runs lead against Virat Kohli’s India – Follow IND vs ENG 3rd Test LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co
Joe Root led England bounced back in style on Day 1 of the ongoing third Test at Headingley, Leeds. Earlier with the ball and later with the bat, the hosts had a day of complete domination on the opening day of the third Test. Even after losing the toss, they made most of the opportunity with the ball and wrapped up Virat Kohli and co. for just 78 runs, their third-lowest total against England. Thereafter, England openers- Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns further wreaked havoc as they smashed a half-century each to post 120 at stumps on Day 1.
120/0 (42 ov)
|Rory Burns||Not out||52||125||5||1||41.60|
|Haseeb Hameed||Not out||60||130||11||0||46.15|
|Extra||8 (b 4, w 1, nb 3, lb 0)|
|Yet To Bat||DJ Malan, JE Root, JM Bairstow, Jos Buttler, MM Ali, SM Curran, C Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson|
IND vs ENG Live Score: Hameed, Burns smash half-centuries to frustrate India, take 42-run lead; ENG 120/0
IND vs ENG Live Score – Virat Kohli’s decision to bat backfires: Though the toss did favour India but the decision to bat nearly backfired the Indian side. England pacers nearly tamed the Indian batsmen and leaked very few runs. The disciplined bowling was so fierce that barring Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma, the rest of the line-up returned by scoring just single-digit runs.
Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja both returned with single-digit scores while the batting hero of Lord’s Mohammed Shami returned for a golden duck. There was no comeback on the offer as India folded for just 78 runs in the first innings with nine batsmen scoring in single-digits. It was their third-lowest total against England in England.
James Anderson and Craig Overton were England’s pick of the bowlers, scalping three wickets each. Sam Curran and Ollie Robinson managed two wickets each.
IND vs ENG Live Score – Hameed, Burns fire: With just 78 runs on board, India needed a lot more than just to fight back but Virat Kohli’s bowlers failed to deliver. The wicket had no help for seamers and they lacked discipline. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma all looked ordinary. Ishant was especially off-colour with an economy of 3.71.
England openers, who had been receiving a fair share of criticism after sending the 22nd opening pair since Andrew Strauss retired finally came good. Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed attacked Indian bowlers from early on and earned redemption, smashing fifty runs each and bringing up a crucial 100-runs stand to remain unbeaten at the close. In fact, from 120 all-out in the 2nd innings at Lord’s England turned things around, closing the day at 120/0.
IND vs ENG Live Score, 3rd Test: Session 3, 6th hour; ENG 120/0, lead by 42 runs
- Stumps: What a turn-around for England. From 120 all out at Lord’s in the last Test, England are now 120/0 at Day 1 stumps.
- 50! Rory Burns brings up his half-century. India slide down further as five bowlers combined fail to deliver a wicket.
- DROPPED! Nothing is going in India’s way. Rohit Sharma at slip misses Hameed’s catch. Bumrah not happy with Rohit’s effort and all his hard work has gone down the drain.
- Hameed brings up his half-century as England eye mammoth lead against India.
- Burns and Hameed bring up a 100-run opening stand for the first time in this series. This is for the first time since 2011 when Andrew Strauss was still around that England had a 100+ opening stand against India at home.
- Burns and Hameed take England across India’s scores to take 4-run lead.
- Burns smashes Siraj for a 6, the first one of the match and draw the scores level.
- Jadeja extracts some spin, beats Rory Burns but the ball misses the stumps completely and goes for a 4.
- Rory Burns looks like a very different batsman. He takes on Siraj to smash a cover drive for 4. England are now just 16 runs behind India.
- Drinks break! India are on the backfoot. England have dominated every session so far and India need a wicket or two in the last hour.
IND vs ENG Live Score, 3rd Test: Session 3, 5th hour; ENG 53/0, trail by 25 runs
- @21:39: England now trail by only 20 runs. Jadeja, Siraj, Ishant, Shami and Bumrah all have been unsuccessful so far.
- @21:35: Virat Kohli turns to Ravindra Jadeja and Rory Burns smashes him for a 4 on the first ball.
- @21:14: Mohammed Siraj finally comes into the attack but the pitch has settled and bowlers haven’t had much help.
- @21:07: Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack and there is no sign of Siraj yet. Hameed looks comfortable and has taken Ishant Sharma. The lanky Indian seamer has looked off-colour and went for 5.50 runs an over in his 4 overs.
- @21:00: Hameed and Burns have put up a 41-run stand. This is England’s highest opening stand in the series so far. India desperately need wickets.
- @20:53: 13 overs gone and there is no sign of Siraj. Will Virat Kohli introduce Siraj considering Ishant, Bumrah and Shami haven’t got wickets?
- @20:45: England are now just 49 runs behind India’s first innings total. For the first time, England openers have looked steady. So far, in two Tests, England have got opening stands of 0 & 37 (1st Test), 23 & 1 (2nd Test).
- @20:35: Bumrah and Shami continue the 3rd session but they haven’t had much assistance. Instead, Hameed and Burns have looked steady, only hitting the odd loose balls. They have been more assertive in shot selection something that Indian batsmen failed in.
- @20:25: In the 3rd session, India need quick wickets. India already have had a bad day and only quick wickets can save them the grace. They need to replicate Lord’s Day 5 performance to get back into the game.
IND vs ENG Live Score, 3rd Test: Session 2, 4th hour; ENG 21/0
- @20:05: Tea: Mohammed Shami comes into the attack after Ishant Sharma fails to get any advantage with the new ball. If he gets India a wicket, it will keep Virat Kohli & Co on right track. But he doesn’t get a wicket. England head back with the advantage.
- @20:00: 6 overs gone and India haven’t found a wicket. Even though England’s batting line-up is struggling, India need to get quick and early wickets.
- @19:47: Hameed and Burns are off to a steady start. The duo has attacked Ishant – Sharma especially. As for Indian bowlers, they haven’t been able to extract any assistance with the new ball. But it will be a long day for them.
- @19:35: Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed become 22nd Test openers for England since Andrew Strauss retired. But they will be upbeat after England bowlers shot out India for just 78.
IND vs ENG Live Score, 3rd Test: India 1st Innings: 78 all out in 40.4 ovs.
IND vs ENG Live Score, 3rd Test: Session 2, 3rd hour; IND 78 all out
- @19:30: The Indian team registered yet another unwanted record. Virat Kohli led side registered India’s second-lowest total on the first day of a Test match. 75 runs against West Indies in India in 1987 still remains India’s lowest total on the first day of a Test match.
- @19:25: India bowled out for 78! After Lord’s high, India slumped to Leeds shame. The famed batting lineup collapsed like 10-pin with Rohit Sharma the top-scorer with 19 runs. Rahane was the other batsman to post double-digit as other batsmen lost their wickets for single digits. James Anderson and Craig Overton bagged three wickets each while Sam Curran and Ollie Robinson scalped two each.
- @19:20: Ishant Sharma keeps accumulating some crucial runs. The last wicket is crucial for England and India both. India’s long tail frustrated England at Lord’s. Ishant has somehow managed that to continue but India not out of woods yet.
- @19:10: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah departs, 100 looks impossible now. But Ishant gets some crucial runs even though by fluke.
- @19:06: WICEKT! India’s 100 looks like a distant dream now. Jadeja off to the pavilion after Sam Curran’s yorker hits his boot. He reviews it but it’s in vain.
- @18:50: WICKETS! Two wickets for Overton in one over sends India further deep into the hole. Rohit Sharma who had made just one mistake the whole day mistimed a short ball and departed. Then Mohammed Shami, hero of the 2nd Test at Lord’s with a brilliant 50, departed for a golden duck.
- @18:50: Rohit and Jadeja continue at a snail pace. Rohit has been the slowest and steadiest batsman so far. He has scored 19 off 101 balls and made just one mistake but it didn’t carry. For Jadeja, he needs to be there with Rohit if India want to cross 100.
- @18:40: Rohit Sharma had one step back at the pavilion. After two and a half hours of hard work, he had edged it second slip but it didn’t carry to Jonny Bairstow. He survives. He has to be there if India want to put up a total.
- @18:35: All the talks about Rishabh Pant’s ability hasn’t really worked. In England this time, Pant has scored 4 & 41 (WTC Final), 25 (1st test), 37 & 22 (2nd Test) and 2.
- @18:26: WICKET! Rishabh Pant failed to capitalise on his survival. He pokes Robinson to Jos Buttler and departs.
- @18:23: Rishabh Pant survives. The youngster is too eager to take a single and crossed half the pitch before being frantically sent back by Rohit. Buttler attempted a direct hit but the throw hit Rishabh and he survived.
- @18:15: Rishabh Pant comes to the crease and Craig Overton continues. Pant too hasn’t had the best of tour so far. While he has got the starts, hasn’t been able to turn them into big scores. With India down to 56/4, it is his chance to capitalise on that and rescue India once again.
- All eyes on Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma. R Jadeja will also need to contribute if India has to score a decent total in first innings.
IND vs ENG Live Score, 3rd Test: Session 1, 2nd hour: Lunch: IND 56/4 (25.5)
That will be Lunch on Day 1 of the 3rd Test.#TeamIndia lose 4 wickets in the morning session.
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- @17:30: Lunch: WICKET! Rahane departs to bring lunch break. The first session belongs to England as Anderson has rattled them with three wickets with four big wickets in KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane all back in the pavilion.
- @17:25: Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane bring up 50-run for India. Their 28-run stand is the longest today and both have played with steady hands after three big wickets falling within the first hour.
- @17:15: Joe Root goes off with an injured finger. He injures his right thumb while trying to take a catch of Rahane. It could be a big blow for England if he doesn’t return.
- @17:05: Craig Overton finally comes into attack replacing Moeen Ali. Rohit Sharma is doing well to see the new ball off. With the sun shining over the head and Anderson off duty, Rahane and Rohit have a chance to make it work. Fact: Since Rohit Sharma has started to open in Tests, he has scored 1,258 with an average of 59.55. He is the top run-getter as an opener at present. It includes four centuries. Dom Sibley is second with 1042 runs.
- @16:58: Rahane adjusts to Curran’s wider delivery and chases it to smash a four. Currently, this is India’s highest partnership today at 18. With Anderson off bowling duty, this is the time, Rohit & Rahane have to utilise and get some runs on board.
- @16:53: Interestingly, Moeen Ali comes into attack ahead of Craig Overton. Aas the ball still has the shine, he didn’t get any assistance something that Anderson, Sam Curran and Ollie Robinson have done.
- @16:48: Rohit Sharma and Rahane taking it easy against Anderson, leaving quite a few balls.
- @16:33: Anderson gave some advice to Robinson at drinks break. Will it help Robinson?
- @16:30: Rohit and Rahane who have pulled Mumbai out of trouble many times are tasked with leading India from Anderson’s grasp.
IND vs ENG Live Score, 3rd Test: Session 1, 1st hour; IND 30/3 (13)
- @16:38 PM: Rohit Sharma guides an Anderson for a 4.
- @16:28 PM: Rohit Sharma hammers Sam Curran for a 4. Can Rohit and Rahane pull India out of trouble?
- @16:25 PM: WICKET! Virat Kohli departs! Big wicket and Anderson wins Round 3 battle.
- @16:20 PM: Virat & Rohit steady India’s innings after early jolts.
- In fact, since the Bangladesh series in 2019, Pujara has averaged 28.49 (NZ), 29.20 (Australia), 40.06 (England at home), 17.16 (WTC Final), and 17.75 in England.
- Pujara in his last 10 innings: 1, 45, 9, 12*, 4, 15, 8, 17, 0, 7. It shows how he is struggling. But despite that Kohli chose to back him but is time running out for Pujara?
- First boundary for India although leg-bye.
- Kohli comes in after Pujara’s wicket.
- WICKET! Anderson strikes again, sends Pujara back.
- Ollie Robinson with an appeal for LBW on Pujara but the finger stays down.
- Anderson’s length continues to trouble Pujara.
- Pujara comes in early, in fact in the 1st over.
- WICKET! Terrible start for India. Rahul pokes one off Anderson and departs.
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- Rohit Sharma gets off the mark with a single
Although Virat Kohli hinted at Ashwin’s inclusion at the pre-match press conference but he chose to stick to the Playing XI that won the Lord’s Test despite lack of grass on the Headingley pitch.
England Playing XI: Two changes for England. Dawid Malan comes in for Dom Sibley and Craig Overton comes in place of injured Mark Wood.
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
“It’s a surprise I’ve won the toss. We’re batting first. Looks firm and without grass and runs on the board will set this up. We’re going in with the same XI. We thought about getting Ashwin in, and the pressure of the extra seamer in these conditions is crucial. Jadeja will bowl a lot more overs because the conditions are suited to him. You can lay down markers and culture, but it’s up to the boys to take it up and win from pressure situations,” Virat Kohli said after the toss.