Eng vs Ind, 3rd Test: Burns, Hameed give steady start after visitors bowled out for 78 (Tea, Day 1)

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Robinson celebrates after taking wicket (Photo/ ICC Twitter)
Robinson celebrates after taking wicket (Photo/ ICC Twitter)

Headingley [UK], August 25 (ANI): Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed ensured that England gets off to a solid start after India was bowled out for 78 in the second session of the opening day of the ongoing third Test here at Headingley, Leeds on Wednesday.

At the tea break, England's score reads 21/0 with Rory Burns (3*) and Haseeb Hameed (15*) at the crease.

After bundling out India for 78, England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed ensured that their side does not lose any wicket before the tea interval. The duo played out the first seven overs cautiously.

Earlier, England pacers James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Sam Curran and Craig Overton hunted in a pack as India was bundled out for 78 in the first innings. Anderson and Overton scalped three wickets each while Ollie Robinson and Sam Curran took two wickets each.

Resuming at 56/4 after lunch, India once again got off to a bad start as Rishabh Pant (2) failed to get going and he was sent back to the pavilion by Ollie Robinson. This brought Ravindra Jadeja to the middle. The short ball once again led to the downfall of Rohit Sharma (19) and India were left staring down the barrel at 67/6. Mohammed Shami (0), Ravindra Jadeja (4), Jasprit Bumrah (0), and Mohammed Siraj (3) failed to get going and India was bundled out for 78 inside 41 overs.

Earlier, James Anderson had made the ball talk as he dismissed KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the first session of the opening day. Ollie Robinson also struck in the opening session as he removed Ajinkya Rahane (18) on the cusp of lunch break and the visitors were left reeling. At lunch interval, India's score was 56/4 with Rohit (15*) unbeaten at the crease.

Virat Kohli-led India had won the toss and opted to bat first against England in the third Test. India named an unchanged line-up. On the other hand, England made two changes, as the hosts brought in Dawid Malan and Craig Overton in place of Dom Sibley and Mark Wood.

Brief Scores: India 78 all out (Rohit Sharma 19, Ajinkya Rahane 18, James Anderson 3-6); England 21/0 (Rory Burns 3*, Haseeb Hameed 15*). (ANI)

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