India took the lead in the series by winning the Lord’s Test. However, England responded by winning the Headingley Test.
Playing on from 215/2, India’s innings collapsed like an address bungalow and were bowled out for 278. The Indian team lost 8 wickets for 63 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who was unbeaten on 91 on the third day, was caught by Robinson. Pujara tried to release the ball. He could not add a single run.
Kohli was dismissed by the umpires on the bowling of James Anderson. Ajinkya Rahane advised to take a review. In the replay, it became clear that the ball had hit the pads and Kohli was spared. Kohli took advantage of this and completed his half century. However, Robinson’s bowling was caught by Root and he came back. He scored 55 runs.
Anderson dismissed Rahane to leave India’s left wide open. Rahane scored 10 runs. Rishabh Pant’s attempt to play the ball outside the offstump went into the hands of Craig Overton in the slip. He contributed one run.
Moin Ali tripped Mohammad Shamila. Robinson dismissed Ishant Sharma for the fifth wicket in the innings.
Ravindra Jadeja tried to reduce the deficit with a shot. Overton ended his game. He scored 30 runs. Siraj was bowled by Overton and India were bowled out for 278.
Robinson took 5 wickets and Craig Overton took 3 wickets.
On the third day, Rohit and Pujara fought
Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli played hard and did not allow the fall on the third day. Rohit Sharma made 59 off 156 balls.
The Pujara-Rohit Sharma duo put on 82 for the second wicket. After Rohit’s dismissal, the Kohli-Pujara duo played with restraint till the end of the third day’s play.
Root’s century play; England’s run hill
Captain Joe Root’s century helped England reach 432 runs.
England skipper Joe Root hit a four off Ishant Sharma’s 23rd century of his career. This is Root’s sixth century of this calendar year.
This was Root’s third consecutive century in the series. After Nottingham, Lord’s and Headingley, Root hit a century for the Indian team. This is Root’s eighth century against India.
Rory Burns (61) and Haseeb Hameed (68) opened the innings with 135 runs.
Burns was dismissed by Mohammad Shami and Haseeb by Jadeja. David Malan, who got a chance to replace Dom Sibley, scored a crucial 70 runs. Craig Overton’s useful 32 helped England cross the 400-run mark.
For India, Mohammad Shami took 4 wickets while Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja took 2 wickets each. England took a strong lead of 354 runs.
Team India, who took a strong lead by winning the Lord’s Test, had to face humiliation in the Headingley Test. India won the toss and elected to bat first but were bowled out for 78 in 40.4 overs by England.
The Indian batsmen were left speechless in the face of a disciplined strike by England’s fast bowlers.
India retained the Lord’s Test squad, while England replaced Dom Sibley and Mark Wood with David Malan and Craig Overton.
James Anderson dismissed Lokesh Rahul in the first over. Rahul could not even burst the pumpkin. The promising Cheteshwar Pujara was unmoved by Anderson’s attack. He could only contribute one run.
Skipper Virat Kohli, who has been battling for form for the past few months, fell victim to Anderson. In Test cricket, Kohli has been dismissed the most number of times (7) by Australia’s Nathan Lyon and James Anderson. Kohli was tempted to play the ball outside the offstump. Kohli scored 7 runs.
Anderson’s first spell was 8-5-6-3. Rohit Sharma fought back with one hand. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane put on 35 off 92 balls for the fourth wicket. Oli Robinson ended his resistance to living. He scored 18 runs. It was Robinson who dismissed Rishabh Pant.
It seemed that Rohit would recover the innings with Ravindra Jadeja. However, Robertson’s attempt to play a pool shot on Overton’s bowling was rested.
The concentration of Rohit, who was playing with restraint, was disturbed. He hit 19 off 105 balls.
Mohammed Shami, who scored a half-century in the Lord’s Test, was dismissed on the first ball. Sam Karan traps Ravindra Jadeja. He scored 4 runs. Jaspreet Bumrah could not break even a pumpkin. Siraj was dismissed by Overton. England wicketkeeper Jose Butler picked up five catches.
Anderson and Overton took 3 wickets each while Oli Robinson and Sam Karan took 2 wickets each. The Indian batsmen could not play even 50 overs. This is the third lowest score of an Indian team in England. This is the ninth lowest total for the Indian team.