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.
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
India78 (40.4) u0026 278 (99.3)
England beat India by an innings and 76 runs