LEEDS: England nice James Anderson ripped by way of the highest order as India collapsed to 78 all out on the primary day of the third Check at Headingley on Wednesday.
By stumps, England had been already having fun with a lead of 42 runs as Rory Burns (52) and Haseeb Hameed (60) batted by way of 42 overs to take them to 120 for no wicket after they reached tea at 21-0.
Earlier, Anderson took 3-6 in eight overs, together with the prize wicket of India captain Virat Kohli, who received the toss. Each Sam Curran and Craig Overton took two wickets in two balls after lunch, with Overton ending with 3-14 in 10.Four overs after being recalled rather than injured quick bowler Mark Wooden.
India, 56-Four at lunch, misplaced their final six wickets for 22 runs, with the innings accomplished inside 41 overs after simply over three hours’ play.
This was India’s lowest Check complete towards England since being dismissed for 42 at Lord’s in 1974.
It adopted their all-time lowest Check innings complete of 36 towards Australia in Adelaide in December — throughout a sequence India ultimately received 2-1.
Rohit Sharma (19) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (18) had been the one India batsmen to make it into double figures on Wednesday, with 16 runs coming in extras.
An unchanged India got here into this match 1-Zero up within the five-Check sequence after an excellent 151-run win at Lord’s final week.
England, in contrast, recalled Overton after Wooden, joined fellow quicks Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer and Olly Stone on the sidelines.
Kohli received the toss and regardless of the overcast circumstances that promised to help Anderson, already probably the most profitable fast bowler in Check historical past, determined to bat.
However India, having seen Rahul and Rohit share a century opening stand at Lord’s, had been 1-1 off simply the fifth ball of the day.
Following a number of inswingers, Anderson pitched one up that moved much less and Rahul, recent from his 129 at Lord’s, fell for a duck when he edged a booming drive to wicket-keeper Jos Buttler.
The customarily gritty Pujara lasted simply 9 balls for one, undone by an excellent Anderson supply that each swung away and seamed off the pitch.
Anderson and Kohli had exchanged offended phrases at Lord’s after the England tailender had been subjected to a bouncer barrage from Jasprit Bumrah.
However there was little time for any extra ‘sledging’ as Kohli, with out a Check hundred in two years and averaging simply 23 since January 2020, fell for seven when he tried to drive an Anderson ball he may need defended to provide Buttler one other catch.
Rahul, Pujara and Kohli managed simply eight runs between them.
Ollie Robinson then struck with what turned the final ball earlier than lunch when Rahane (18) additionally nicked behind.
The harmful Rishabh Pant fell for simply two when, taking part in a unfastened shot off Robinson, he too turned considered one of Buttler’s 5 catches within the innings.
Rohit, who made a nice 83 at Lord’s, fell subsequent when he mishooked a looping bouncer from Overton to Robinson at mid-on Subsequent ball India had been 67-7 when Mohammed Shami, who had defied England with a Check-best 56 at Lord’s, was out for a duck when he edged Burns into the slips.
Curran then took two in two balls as nicely, with Ravindra Jadeja and Bumrah lbw to the left-arm swing bowler.
The innings ended when Mohammed Siraj was caught head-high within the slips by England captain Joe Root off Overton.
A measure of England’s dominance thus far was that Ishant Sharma conceded 9 runs in his first over, greater than Anderson gave up in his spell.
INDIA (1st Innings):
R.A. Sharma c Robinson b Overton 19
Ok.L. Rahul c Buttler b Anderson 0
C.A. Pujara c Buttler b Anderson 1
V. Kohli c Buttler b Anderson 7
A.M. Rahane c Buttler b Robinson 18
R.R. Pant c Buttler b Robinson 2
R.A. Jadeja lbw b Curran 4
Mohammed Shami c Burns b Overton 0
I. Sharma not out 8
J.J. Bumrah lbw b Curran 0
Mohammed Siraj c Root b Overton 3
EXTRAS (LB-11, NB-5) 16
TOTAL (all out, 40.Four overs) 78
FALL OF WKTS: 1-1, 2-4, 3-21, 4-56, 5-58, 6-67, 7-67, 8-67, 9-67.
BOWLING: Anderson 8-5-6-3; Robinson
10-3-16-2 (2nb); Curran 10-2-27-2 (3nb); Moeen Ali 2-0-4-0; Overton 10.4-5-14-3.
ENGLAND (1st innings):
R.J. Burns not out 52
Haseeb Hameed not out 60
EXTRAS (B-4, W-1, NB-3) 8
TOTAL (for no wkt, 42 overs) 120
TO BAT: D.J. Malan, J.E. Root, J.M. Bairstow, J.C. Buttler, Moeen Ali, S.M. Curran, C. Overton, O.E. Robinson, J.M. Anderson.
BOWLING (to-date): I. Sharma 7-0-26-0 (2nb, 1w); Bumrah 12-5-19-0; Mohammed Shami 11-2-39-0; Mohammed Siraj 7-1-26-0 (1nb); Jadeja 5-3-6-0.
UMPIRES: R.A. Kettleborough (England) and A.G. Wharf (England).
TV UMPIRE: R.Ok. Illingworth (England).
MATCH REFEREE: B.C. Broad (England).
Printed in Daybreak, August 26th, 2021