England v India: Good hosts dominate first day of third Take a look at

England v India: Good hosts dominate first day of third Take a look at

India 78: Anderson 3-6, Overton 3-14England 120-0: Hameed 60*, Burns 52* England lead by 42 runsScorecard

England produced a shocking all-round show to take full management of the third Take a look at in opposition to India on the primary day at Headingley.

They had been led by the peerless James Anderson, who claimed 3-6, together with India captain Virat Kohli, as England exploited the seam motion on supply.

Craig Overton, in for the injured Mark Wooden, additionally took three wickets, and each he and Sam Curran had the prospect of a hat-trick after taking two wickets in two balls.

India misplaced their final seven wickets for 22 runs, at one stage dropping 4 wickets for no runs within the area of six balls.

England’s day was additional improved by the 60 not out made by Haseeb Hameed, restored to open the batting in Take a look at cricket for the primary time since 2016.

With Rory Burns transferring to an unbeaten 52, England’s opening partnership handed India’s whole to go away the hosts in an ideal place to stage the five-match collection at 1-1.

Good England reverse the momentum

England’s full efficiency was as spectacular because it was surprising, given the best way India had the higher of the primary two Exams, significantly when the hosts capitulated at Lord’s.

Two years in the past to the day, Ben Stokes’ particular person brilliance gave England one in all their most well-known victories of all-time when Australia had been defeated on this floor.

Now, with their talismanic all-rounder simply one in all a prolonged listing of absentees, Joe Root’s aspect collectively reversed the momentum in what might flip right into a stellar collection.

Every little thing went their method from the second Kohli received the toss and elected to bat, giving England a chance to bowl that in any other case solely the bravest captain would have chosen.

Overton justified his choice over Saqib Mahmood, England’s catching was vastly improved, whereas Hameed vindicated his promotion instead of the discarded Dom Sibley.

India, against this, had been terrible – their batting free, bowling with out venom and fielding scruffy.

The previous has proven us that even the longest odds could be overcome at Headingley – England received from being bowled out for 67 in Stokes’ Take a look at – and an India victory from right here would rank alongside that unbelievable comeback.

Anderson leads England juggernaut

Root mentioned he was not dissatisfied to lose the toss. It took Anderson solely 5 deliveries to point out why.

KL Rahul was drawn right into a useless drive and, quickly after, Cheteshwar Pujara prodded at a gorgeous outswinger. When Kohli was once more seduced into enjoying away from his physique, Anderson was on the centre of England’s emotional celebrations.

Collectively, England held their size to reap the benefits of the slight encouragement provided by the pitch. As Ollie Robinson had Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant both aspect of lunch to take wicketkeeper Jos Buttler to 5 catches, Rohit Sharma was caught on the different finish with solely 18 from his first 100 balls.

It was Rohit’s demise that started the true carnage. Overton dragged again his size and a horrible pull was caught at mid-on. From the following ball, additionally shorter, Mohammed Shami fenced to 3rd slip.

Within the subsequent over, Ravindra Jadeja performed throughout Curran to be leg earlier than, whereas Jasprit Bumrah joined Shami in registering a golden duck, that means each of the tailenders who engineered England’s Lord’s downfall had been out first ball.

When Mohammed Siraj guided to first slip Root to provide Overton his third wicket, India had been dismissed for his or her lowest whole in opposition to England in 47 years.

Hameed the icing on England’s cake

England’s poor run of outcomes – they’re and not using a win in seven Exams – is basically all the way down to batting fragility.

The newest reshuffle has seen Dawid Malan recalled to bat at three and Hameed be part of Burns to type England’s 18th totally different specialist opening pair in 9 years.

The end result was England producing solely their third opening stand of 100 or extra since 2016 as Hameed and Burns made the beforehand difficult floor look docile.

Hameed combined stable front-foot defence with wristy clips and punchy cuts. His solely error was an edge off Bumrah on 47, with Rohit’s drop at second slip giving Hameed the boundary that took him to his first Take a look at half-century on dwelling soil.

Left-hander Burns swatted Siraj for six over sq. leg and reached his personal half-century simply earlier than the shut because the Headingley crowd taunted India within the night sunshine.

By the top, England had laid the right platform for an enormous first-innings whole, and they’re going to hope Malan can money in on Thursday so as to add additional success to their raft of modifications.

‘An ideal day for England’ – what they mentioned

England bowler James Anderson on BBC Take a look at Match Particular: “We had a very low week at Lord’s, however we had an excellent few days off to let that go. We got here right here hungry and able to present combat.

“We did that with the ball – the entire assault did rather well. Then the 2 guys with the bat confirmed a lot talent and combat.”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan: “It has been the right day. England have been distinctive. It was an impressive efficiency by the bowlers. It’s precisely what England wanted.

“India batted appallingly contemplating the quantity of expertise that they’ve of their altering room. KL Rahul set the tone with a poor drive, Virat Kohli with a poor stroke, Rishabh Pant with a nothing stroke, Rohit Sharma with a half-hearted pull shot, Ravindra Jadeja simply lacking a full straight supply.”

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew: “England have not executed something unsuitable right now. It is arduous to think about India having a worst day than this.”

How’s stat?! The day in numbers

78 is India’s third-lowest whole in opposition to England – and their lowest since being bowled out for 42 at Lord’s in 1974.It’s India’s third-lowest whole after profitable the toss and selecting to bat first in opposition to any aspect.England handed the opposition’s whole with out dropping a wicket for less than the fifth time in Exams.Around the BBC - SoundsAround the BBC footer - Sounds

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