The third match of the five-Test series between India and England is being played at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds. Team India won the toss and decided to bat first. In the first innings till lunch on the first day, Team India had scored 56 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Rohit Sharma is at the crease after scoring 15 runs.
India’s batting, a poor start
Electing to bat after winning the toss, Team India got off to a bad start. The team suffered a setback in the very first over. James Anderson sent KL Rahul, who scored a century in the previous match, to the pavilion for a duck. Then India’s score was just 1 run. After this Anderson sent Cheteshwar Pujara to the pavilion too soon. He could only score 1 run. After this, Anderson also walked Virat Kohli. He could only score 7 runs. Just before lunch, Ajinkya Rahane was also dismissed after scoring 18 runs. Ollie Robinson dismissed him.
Two changes in the England team
There have been two changes in the England team. Dom Sibley and Mark Wood are not playing in this match. David Malan got a chance in place of Sibley and Haseeb Hameed will open. Craig Overton replaced Wood. There has been no change in Team India.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, David Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson.
Team India lead 1-0 in the series
Let us tell you that Team India is ahead 1-0 in this series. The first Test match played at Trentbridge ground in Nottingham ended in a draw. The last day’s play could not be played due to rain. At the same time, in the second match of the series played at Lord’s Stadium in London, the team led by Virat Kohli won by 151 runs. In such a situation, the eyes of Team India will be on continuing the great game and winning this Test match.
head to head
Team India has won 30 and England 48 out of 128 Test matches between India and England. There are 50 matches drawn. India’s performance in England has not been good and the team has won only 8 out of 64. England has won 34 matches and drawn 22 matches. On the other hand, if we talk about Headingley, so far six Tests have been played between India and England at this ground. The home team has won three matches, while the Mehan team has drawn two matches and one match. India has won the last two Tests played here under Kapil Dev in 1986 and Sourav Ganguly in 2002.