England held India for 78 to dominate the first day and dominate the third Test at Headingley | cricket news

England beat India 78 inside 41 strokes before hitting 120-0, by 42, at the stumps; James Anderson leads a great bowling effort with characters 3 to 6; Haseeb Hamid (60°) and Rory Burns (52nd) then follow the arrival of the hosts to the logs

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James Anderson got 3-6 on a fantastic run of new ball as England beat India for 78

England seized early control of the third Test after a devastating bowling show that saw India jump for 78 on day one at Emerald Headingley.

James Anderson set the tone with an ingenious new ball spell of 3-6 in eight, knocking out India captain Virat Kohli (7) for the second time in the series.

Ole Robinson (2-16) hit both sides of the lunch before Craig Overton (3-14) and Sam Curran (2-27) took two wickets in two as India lost four wickets for not running to fall back to 67-9.

The innings were concluded after 40.4 overs as India, having opted to bat first, posted their ninth lowest total ever in Test cricket and third lowest against England.

Next, Haseeb Hamid (60°) and Rory Burns (52°) participated in a 120-seat unbroken position for the first small gate to reach the logs as England enjoyed the nearly perfect day as they attempted to settle the five-game series.

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Anderson only needed five balls at the start of the day to break through, drawing KL Rahul into a thriving campaign and finding an advantage through Jos Buttler.

Jamil Slingshot trailed Chshteshwar Pujara (1) while trailing, defended a fourth line, but it was Kohli’s 11th-minute share that really pushed Anderson.

It was another complete rendition, another campaign encouraged, just a hint of movement away from the seam and another edge across Butler to bring out a roar of delight from the English wicket wielders.

Anderson’s swaying and close ball control was at its best, but even once his spell was over, India wasn’t moving fast and suffered another blow when Robinson Ajinkiya Rahan (18) hit the last ball before lunch.

Starting in the afternoon session at 56-4, India were in need of some Rishabh Pant (2) magic but the counterattack they were hoping to hit never arrived as he shook the left player with a relatively wide delivery from Robinson and slashed back. To give Butler his fifth right.

The Englishman became only the second wicket keeper, after Australia’s Brad Hadden, also against India, in 2014, to catch his first five wickets in test innings.

India’s opener Rohit Sharma (19) had fought hard as the wicket faltered at the other end, but in the end, his dismissal was a tame process; He was slightly surprised by an Overton guard and grabbed him halfway as he tried to pull.

Craig Overton claimed three wickets to ensure India's tail didn't wobble

Craig Overton claimed three wickets to ensure India’s tail didn’t wobble

This was the first of the four Indian wickets to fall into six balls without a run being scored, as the tail wagging such good effect at Lords was quickly defeated at Leeds.

Overton grabbed Mohammed Al Shami with the first ball and then blocked Sam Curran Ravindra Jadega (4) and Jaspreet Poumrah LBW with successive shots.

Neither of the bowlers managed to complete the hat-trick but the damage occurred and when Joe Root took a sharp pass on his first slip to remove Mohamed Siraj and give Overton his third, India’s miserable runs ended after more than a session and a short time. Half.

Then, the English batsmen ended up under fire with Burns and Hamid who came out as a different opening couple for the 22nd home team since Sir Andrew Strauss retired in 2012 and drank tea with minimal fuss.

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They continued the same way into the evening session with Hamid, in his first home run as the test opener, he looked increasingly confident, defending aggressively and playing a number of eye-catching shots from offside.

Burns started with more caution, but was equally safe, and while India’s footballers improved in the first hour after tea, overcoming the edge on a few occasions, England’s opener – in breach of modern tradition – held steady.

The partnership crossed the 50 mark and Burns took them within easy reach of the India total when Siraj pulled under an impressive six on a lagging deep square before Hamid’s 32nd-minute border gave England the lead.

It was the first time since Melbourne Test of the 2010/11 Ashes Series victorious that England had overtaken the result of the first innings of exhibitions without dropping a wicket.

The accomplishments continued with 100 partnerships before Hamid offered the only real chance for England’s innings when he outstripped a full delivery from Bumrah towards Rohit in a second slip; The player went with one hand, and the ball exploded and ran away from the boundary that took Hamid to his third 50th Test, of 110 balls.

Haseeb Hamid finished undefeated in the 60th minute as he and Rory Burns set an unbroken 120 goal before making a jump.

Haseeb Hamid finished undefeated in the 60th minute as he and Rory Burns set an unbroken 120 goal before making a jump.

Burns followed, bringing his tenth Test of half a century with a nicely timed clip to the middle fence in the penultimate period of the day, and Hamid gave the vibrant crowd an extra cap, his eleventh, to cheer at the latter.

After a day they could only dream of, England will head into day two in a leadership position but with work still to be done to balance the series.

Watch the second day of the third Test between England and India from 10.15am, on Thursday at Sky Sports Cricket and the main event.

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