|Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage from Day 2 of the third Test between India and England as action unfurls at Headingley Stadium, Leeds.|
2:33PM IST: Here’s a look at some numbers from the Test.
2:15PM IST: A sad news comes in from England as its former Test captain, Ted Dexter passes away at the age of 86 in Wolverhampton. RIP, Ted.
Former England Test captain Ted Dexter dies aged 86
Day 1 Review
There’s something compelling about sport that forces one to stay grounded despite epoch-making highs. India’s epic heist at Lord’s was indeed a tale of great heroics, however, if Kohli’s men thought they’d have it easy at a venue where it remained untested for 19 years, they’d got it all wrong.
A stunning comeback from the home side steered by a sizzling bowling performance after losing the toss was later backed up with a solid opening partnership. Anderson’s riveting masterclass – shunning Rahul, Pujara and Kohli – displayed the grit with which England had approached the Test after stooping at Lord’s.
India’s batters were on tenterhooks except Rohit who fell into a rut after losing partners at a constant rate. Skipper Kohli’s century drought extended to 50 innings and it’s perhaps time for the modern great to analyse the chinks in his batting. With a paltry total up front, Kohli would have hoped his seamers to return a blow of similar proportions.
However, a determined pair of Burns and Hameed were all set to blunt the new ball before raising the scoring rate at a decent pace. The surface did little to assist India’s pacers and Kohli, the aggressor, naturally took a backseat.
Come Thursday, Root’s men are all set to bat India out of the Test as move in with 10 wickets in hand alongside a comfortable lead to set the tone. Can India bounce back and pull certain rabbits out of the hat to script a return. Stay tuned!
|In this episode of Matchpoint Paradox, Shayan Acharya, Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya and Vijay Lokapally recap India’s Lord’s win, the question of how much aggression is good aggression and all the other news from the world of cricket.
India XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
England XI: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton, James Anderson
WHERE TO WATCH IND VS ENG THIRD TEST LIVE?
|The third Test between India and England will be shown LIVE on SONY SIX and SONY TEN 4 channels and streamed online on Sony LIV and Jio TV from 3.30 pm IST.|