Eyes On India’s Batting Line-Up After Shami Puts Full Stop To Hosts’ 354-Run Lead


Headingley: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have started cautiously against the new-ball attack led by James Anderson after Mohammed Shami put a full stop to England’s way.

The home team got all out for 432 in the opening session of Day 3 of the ongoing third Test here at Headingley, Leeds, on Friday. A 354-run lead has put the hosts in the driver’s seat as skipper Joe Root top-scored with a knock of 121.

Resuming Day 3 on 423/8, England overnight batters Craig Overton and Ollie Robinson added eight more runs to the total before Overton (32) was caught plum in front by Mohammed Shami and as a result, England was reduced to 431/9.

Jasprit Bumrah bowled Robinson (0) in the very next over, and as a result, England was bowled out for 432 in the first innings.

England captain Joe Root completed his 23rd Test ton as the hosts gained full command against India on Day 2 of the ongoing third Test on Thursday.

At stumps, England’s score read 423/8 — a lead of 345 runs. In the first innings, India was bundled out for 78 as James Anderson and Craig Overton returned with three wickets each. Brief Scores: India 78; England 432 (Joe Root 121, Dawid Malan 70, Mohammed Shami 4-95

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