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India vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 Highlights: At Stumps, England in total control

India vs England 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights: India will hope to take an unassailable lead in the five-match Test series against hosts England.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 25, 2021 11:28:32 pm
England's Craig Overton reacts after bowling a delivery. (AP)

India vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 Highlights: England completely dominated the proceedings on the opening day of the third cricket Test against India by reaching 120 for no loss after bundling out the visitors for a paltry 78 in their first innings on Wednesday. At the close of play, openers Haseeb Hameed (60 not out) Rory Burns (52 not out) remained unconquered at the crease and took England’s lead to 42 runs.

Earlier, India were dismissed for a paltry 78 on the opening day of the third Test against England on Wednesday. James Anderson (3/6) and Craig Overton (3/14) decimated India’s batting line-up while Ollie Robinson (2/16) and Sam Curran (2/21) took two each as the visitors struggled to put up a rearguard action after lunch.

India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first but the batting unit cut a sorry figure with opener Rohit Sharma (19) and Ajinkya Rahane (18) being the only batsmen to reach double-digit scores. At lunch, India were struggling at 56/4.

India had taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the second Test by 151 runs at Lord’s.

India (Playing XI): Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

England (Playing XI): Joe Root (c), Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton, James Anderson

Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 3rd Test


432 (132.2)


78 (40.4) u0026 278 (99.3)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 3rd Test )
England beat India by an innings and 76 runs

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India vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 Highlights:

23:04 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Stumps on Day 1:

What a beautiful day of cricket this has been. England take control with openers' the fifties and the end of day one, ENG- 120/0, and lead by 42 runs. 

22:58 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Siraj sledging the England crowd back


22:58 (IST)25 Aug 2021
England openers slam 50

First the fifty for Hameed as a ctach goes down in the slips. Rory Burns joins the party as he hits half-century. England 114/0, lead India (78) by 36 runs at Headingley.

22:27 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Unwanted record for IND

India's 1st innings total has been overhauled by England's openers! This is the fourth such instance!

173 MCG 1967/68 (191 by Lawry-Simpson)
76 Ahmedabad 2007/08 (78 by Smith-McKenzie)
161 Perth 2011/12 (214 by Warner-Cowan)
78 Leeds 2021 (82* by Burns-Hameed)

22:18 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Burns, Hameed guide ENG to lead

Back-to-back boundaries by Hameed takes England into the lead without the loss of any wickets. ENG: 86/0 (32 overs)

22:04 (IST)25 Aug 2021
ENG wipe out deficit

England up the ante in the last few overs as Burns (38*) pulls to hit the first six of the Test! A single off Siraj levels the scores. Hameed (32*) stands his ground and sees off the last three balls of the over. ENG: 78/0 (28 overs)

21:40 (IST)25 Aug 2021
IND look to spin attack for breakthrough

Time for some spin attack now! Jadeja comes in place of Siraj and Burns immediately welcomes him with a cracking four on his very first delivery. While Burns is on 23*, Hameed is on 32*. Five runs off the over. ENG: 58/0 (23 overs)

21:17 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Hameed finds his rhythm

Bumrah and Shami continue in their search for the opening wicket but they fail to break the guard of either Burns (14*) or Hameed (28*). Ishant comes into attack, replacing Bumrah, and gets punished with two fours. ENG: 45/0 (18 overs)

20:44 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Burns, Hameed start off third session

Burns (7*) and Hameed (15*) continue in same fashion as Bumrah restarts proceedings in the third session with the ball. India are now relying on Bumrah and Shami for that breakthrough, but no luck. ENG: 25/0 (10 overs)

20:16 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Day 1: Tea Break

England- 21/0, trailing by 57 runs. This is definitely England's test already. Let's see India can create something impossible here. But doesn't look like though. 

20:01 (IST)25 Aug 2021
How the mighty came crashing down

Indian batting lineup has struggled recently but the bowlers have more often than not pulled them out of impossible situations. Can they do it one more time? Or have the English Bowlers done irreparable damage in those 40 odd overs of the day? Watch how the Indian batting line-up was decimated at Leeds

19:59 (IST)25 Aug 2021
9 runs off the first over

Not an ideal start for India. Especially Ishant's run-up. He is not looking in a rhythm at all and bowls two no-balls in the first over itself and also pitches one short which is smacked for a boundary by England opener Haseeb Hameed. Rory Burns is at the other end.

19:37 (IST)25 Aug 2021
India Scorecard

This is a sorry sight for Indian fans!


19:29 (IST)25 Aug 2021
England bowl India out for 78!

Siraj edges to Root at slip, and India have been bowled out for 78.  Not the day they would have had in mind after winning the toss and batting first. India 78 all out, 40.4 overs. 

19:10 (IST)25 Aug 2021

Gone! Jadeja falls to Curran after the bowler trapped him between the wickets! He's struck on the toes by an off-stump yorker, umpire raises his finger and not even a review can save Jadeja, who departs on 4. Bumrah comes on next for India and he shares the same fate as Jadeja! LBW! Curran sends him back on a golden duck. IND: 67/9 (37.3 overs)

19:06 (IST)25 Aug 2021

Overton deals a heavy blow to India's innings! He dismisses Rohit (19) after the batsman mistimed his pull, sending it straight to Robinson. On the very next ball, Shami walks off on a golden duck after getting caught out. Ishant comes on and safely keeps the hattrick ball out. England are looking to wrap things up quickly. IND: 67/7 (37 overs)

18:52 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Rohit, Jadeja adopt cautious approach

India are being super careful right now in Leeds... only relying on safe singles. Jadeja (3*) does well to settle in quick amidst the pressure while Rohit (18*) has already braved 100 deliveries in this innings. IND: 64/5 (35 overs)

18:27 (IST)25 Aug 2021

The dismissals follow the script of the day! Another wicket, another caught behind! Robinson pitches a ball short of length outside off and Pant gets an outside-edge to Buttler. He departs on 2. Up next, Jadeja. IND: 58/5 (29.1 overs)

STAT ALERT: Jos Buttler is the second wicketkeeper to be involved in each of the first five dismissals in an innings after Brad Haddin against India at the Gabba in 2014/15.

18:15 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Rohit, Pant start off second session

Rohit (15*) and Pant (1*) start the second session with Robinson resuming the play with the ball. IND: 57/4 (26 overs)

17:31 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Time for some lunch!

Right after Rahane (18) brought up the half-century mark for his team with a well-timed boundary, his time comes to an end! He falls just like his teammates did -- Robinson with the delivery and Buttler with the catch yet again. The 35-run partnership with Rohit (15*) ends just before the end of the first session. England dominant. IND: 56/4 (25.5 overs)

India Squad: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Suryakumar Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw

England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Saqib Mahmood, James Anderson, Craig Overton, Daniel Lawrence, Ollie Pope

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