India vs England Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 1: Hameed (60*), Burns (52*) take ENG to 120/0 at Stumps; lead now of 42

India vs England 3rd Test Highlights Score, Day 1: Haseeb Hameed (60*) and Rory Burns (52*) took England to 120/0 at Stumps, handing England a 42-run lead. Earlier, India were bowled out for 78 inside 2 sessions.
IND vs ENG Highlights, 3rd Test Day 1
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Updated on Aug 25, 2021 11:20 PM IST
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India vs England 3rd Test highlights Score, Day 1: England owned all three sessions on day 1. Openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns put on a century partnership for the first wicket to dent India. Soon after, both Hameed (60*) and Burns (52*) brought up their fifties. Eventually, the hosts finished on 120/0, with a lead of 42 runs. Earlier in the day, and courtesy of a three-wicket haul each James Anderson and Craig Overton, India were bowled out 78 in just 40.4 overs. Rohit Sharma top-scored with his 105-ball 19 and the second-highest scorer in that innings was Ajinkya Rahane (18). Anderson finished with figures of 3/6 in 8 overs and he dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara (1), KL Rahul (0), and Virat Kohli (7) in the very first hour.


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  • Aug 25, 2021 11:15 PM IST

    That's all for today

    A massively disappointing day for India but a massively impressive and successful day for England. The day began with James Anderson working his magic before Craig Overton and Sam Curran ran havoc through India's lower-middle order and tailenders to bundle out the hosts for 78.

    Then, it was all Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed as the opening pair drove the hosts into the driver's seat.

    Lots to look forward to tomorrow. We will be back tomorrow. Hope to see you there. Until then, it's goodnight. CIAO!

  • Aug 25, 2021 11:06 PM IST

    STUMPS ON DAY 1

    Haseeb Hameed (60*) and Rory Burns (52*) took England to 120/0 at Stumps, handing a 42-runs lead.

  • Aug 25, 2021 11:00 PM IST

    FINAL OVER OF THE DAY

    FOUR! Once again, Hameed rocks back, waits for the ball and opens the face of the bat very late to guide the ball to the third-man boundary for four.

    Loud appeal from India on the final ball of the day but the umpire turns down the appeal. India concede two overthrows as Day 1 comes to an end

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    FIFTY FOR BURNS

    FIFTY FOR RORY BURNS. Plays late, meets the ball under his eyes and flicks the ball through deep mid-wicket for four.

    ENG are 114/41 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    2 OVERS TO GO

    40 overs gone, England are 110/0, leading by 32 runs

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    EDGED...DROPPED...FIFTY

    A lot happened in that one ball. Bumrah managed to Hameed to edge one but the ball flew between the first two slips for four as Hameed brought up his half-century. Rohit Sharma was the fielder with the dropped catch.

    ENG are 10/50 after 37 overs, lead by 27 runs

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:36 PM IST

    100 UP AND INDIA STILL WICKETLESS

    FOUR AND THAT'S THE 100-RUN PARTNERSHIP! Hameed rocks back and opens the face of the bat very late to guide the ball past gully for four.

    ENG 101/0 after 36 overs, lead by 23 runs

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:33 PM IST

    Last half an hour

    India have 12 overs to bowl in the last 1/2 but that's not going to happen. Trouble calling for Kohli and CO?

    ENG are 95/0 after 35 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:18 PM IST

    ENGLAND TAKE FIRST INNINGS LEAD

    FOUR AND ENGLAND NOW HAVE THE LEAD! Short and wide from Shami, Hameed rocks back and cuts the ball past the point fielder for four. It was Jadeja who was running to stop it but he fell awkwardly on his knees. He has now gone off the field for some treatment.

    FOUR MORE! Hameed moves into the 40s with a streaky boundary past the third slip.

    ENG are 86/0 after 32.1 overs, lead by 8

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    3 maiden on the trot

    India bowl three maidens on the trot. Two by Jadeja and one by Siraj.

    Scores are still level as ENG are 78/0 after 31 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:04 PM IST

    FIRST SIX OF THE MATCH

    SIX! First six of the match. Siraj goes short with the cross seam. He had a fielder stationed at deep square leg but Burns' pull shot carried the ball well over the fence.

    ENG 78/0 after 28 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    BALL CHANGED

    And finally, the ball has been changed. Can this do the trick for India and get that much-needed breakthrough?

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:58 PM IST

    MISSED EVERYONE FOR FOUR BYES

    FOUR BYES! "That turned a mile". Jadeja gets one to land on the footmarks just outside the off stump of Burns. The ball turned in sharply and beat everyone, including the wicketkeeper.

    ENG are 71/0 after 27 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    India's request declined

    India's repeated requests for a ball change has keep getting turned down by the umpires. Virat Kohli is not happy but the ball is fine and hence, we move on.

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:41 PM IST

    DRINKS BREAK

    ENG are 58/0 after 23.2 overs. Looks like there are some issues with the footmarks and the umpires have called for drinks

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    Jadeja introduced and FOUR

    The English batsmen are now oozing with confidence. That's a positive mindset. First ball from Jadeja, who looks to make use of the roughs. He gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it through deep mid-wicket for four. Talk about a welcome.

    ENG are 58/0 after 23 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    FIFTY-RUN PARTNERSHIP

    The 22nd opening combination since Andrew Strauss' retirement has done the trick for England. Haseeb Hameed (32*) and Rory Burns (17*) bring up the 50-run partnership for the first wicket.

    ENG are 52/0 after 21 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:24 PM IST

    Mohammed Siraj is introduced into the attack

    Mohammed Siraj is brought on after 18 overs and concedes one off it. Eng 46/0 after 19 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:17 PM IST

    Fours to welcome Ishant Sharma

    Virat Kohli, in hopes of finding a wicket, brings back Ishant Sharma and like the first spell, he begins the second one on a really poor note.

    Goes short and wide, Haseeb Hameed cuts the ball in front of point for four.

    The second boundary comes off a cut behind point with Hameed gently leaning back and opening the face of the bat.

    ENG 45/0 after 18 overs.


  • Aug 25, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    India still wicketless

    Indian bowlers seem to have no answers so far.

    They are running in hard and often beating the Englishmen, but with little to no help from the surface, they are still desperately searching for wickets.

    ENG are 37/0 after 17 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    WHAT A SHOT

    BEAUTIFUL SHOT! Lovely flick of the wrist off the pads from Hameed. He looks so good when he is batting well. Once again, leans forward and shows lovely balance through the shot. The Indian seamers aren't getting any help from the pitch.

    ENG are 36/0 after 13 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    FOUR! AND GORGEOUS

    SHOT OF THE DAY! Shami goes full and wide outside off. Burns leans into the drive and creams it through covers for four. His first boundary of the day.

    ENG are 29/0 after 11 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Bumrah begins with a maiden

    Jasprit Bumrah begins the third session with a maiden. ENG 21/0 after 8 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    Time for the final session of the day

    The players are back out for the third and final session of the day. Bumrah with the ball. Can India make this their's to crawl back into the match?

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    TEA

    Burns defends the final ball of the seventh over on the front foot and the players will take tea. Haseeb Hameed (15*) and Burns (3*) have barely been troubled so far. ENG 21/0 after 7 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Mohammed Shami is introduced

    The final over tea will be bowled by Mohammed Shami, who replaces Ishant Sharma into the attack

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Comfortable start

    Haseeb Hameed (15*) and Rory Burns (3*) have looked comfortable from the get-go. They are happy to take quick singles apart from occasional boundaries.

    ENG 21/0 after 5 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    Jasprit Bumrah to share the new ball

    FOUR! Full and outside off from Bumrah first up. Hameed goes down on one knee and the ball flies past gully off the edge for four.

    Five off the second over, ENG 14/0.

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Off the mark

    Rory Burns flicks the ball off his pads to deep square leg to get off the mark immediately and it was also a no ball.

    Ishant then bowled a second consecutive no-ball after overstepping the mark again.

    In his third attempt, he managed to register a legal delivery

    The four attempted delivery was a no-ball.

    India benefitted from 16 extras and Ishant has already repaid 3. It was huge wide and Kohli is not happy

    FOUR! This decision doesn't seem to be working out so far. A rank short-and-wide ball outside of off from Sharma. Hameed, on his backfoot, cuts it away with ease to get off the mark.

    9 balls later, the first over comes to an end with ENG 9/0

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Out come the players

    Ishant Sharma gets the new ball this time and he will be up against Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    Not what Kohli would have envisioned after winning the toss

    When Virat Kohli (finally) won the toss, this is not the scoreline he would have envisioned. England have come back into the series with a sense of purpose and their will is already yielding results. A horrible first innigs for India.

    Over to England's openers and Indian bowlers now.

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    INDIA ALL-OUT FOR 78

    That Siraj wicket means that India's innings has come to an end on 78 after 40.4 overs.

    Both James Anderson and Craig Overton picked up three wickets each, while Sam Curran and Ollie Robinson bagged two each

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    OUT AND THAT'S THE END

    OUT! Siraj backs a long way from the leg stump. Overton follows him. Siraj looks to slice the ball over the slip cordon but he ends up playing it to Joe Root, who does well to jump high on time to grab the ball. Siraj falls for 3

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    FOUR AND THEN DROPPED

    FOUR! Ishant Sharma is off the mark in style. Digs deep to get his bat down on time, opens the face of the bat and carves out the gap through gully for four

    DROPPED! Sharma backed away for a huge heave over covers. He edges it and the ball ballooned out of the grasp of Jonny Bairstow in the slips.

    IND 74/9 after 39 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    0/4 in 10 minutes

    Wow, what just happened? India have lost 4 wickets for the same score in the 10 minutes.

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    SIRAJ SURVIVES HAT-TRICK

    No hat-trick for Curran as Siraj manages to get an inside edge onto his pads. England reviewed it but again, even they knew it was not-out.

    Siraj backs away and thumps the ball down the ground. He gets off the mark with a couple.

    IND 69/8 after 38 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    OUT

    OUT! Ravindra Jadeja is caught plumb by a Sam Curran yorker.

    He is gone 4. Jadeja reviews it but even he knows he is out and the replays confirm it

    OUT! Bumrah is gone next ball for a golden duck. The ball pitches on length and nips back in sharply. Bumrah has no answers to that one. They take the review but it was more of a formality

    Curran on a hattrick. IND are 67/9

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    No hat-trick

    Ishant Sharma survives the hat-trick ball. A good over from Overton.

    IND 69/7 after 37 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    OUT

    OUT! And next ball, Mohammed Shami is caught by Rory Burns in the slip cordon. He goes back to the hut for a golden duck as he Craig Overton picks up his second wicket

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    OUT

    OUT! Rohit Sharma mistimes a pull-shot and he is gone for 19. He falls to a nothing short really. Looks to pull Overton but there is no timing on it. The ball balloons to Robinson at short mid-on. His long haul comes to an end

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Sam Curran brought back

    Left-arm medium-pacer Sam Curran has been handed the ball once again.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    EDGED.....JUST SAFE

    Rohit Sharma has shown great patience and defense so far. This time, to Overton, he edges to ball towards Bairstow at second slip. The ball, however, did not carry but the Englishman did well to hold onto the ball.

    Also, Joe Root is back on the field. In the first session, he had walked out after being struck on the hand in the slips.

    IND 60/5 after 33 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in

    India's last recognized batsman Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.

    A wicket maiden from Robinson.

    IND 58/5 after 30 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    PANT DISMISSED

    OUT! This time, he is gone. Rishabh Pant pokes at a delivery short and outside of off. He flashes at it and only manages to nick the ball to Jos Buttler.

    This is Buttler's 5th catch.

    Pant gone for two, India 58/5

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Pant rushes back

    MIX-UP BUT SAFE! It all happened there and rather comically. Rohit Sharma inside-egded the third ball of the over. The ball rolled behind the stumps and Pant charged down the wicket for a quick single. Sharma sent him back and Buttler managed to collect the ball quickly. As soon as Pant began scurrying back, Buttler had a shy at the stumps, forcing Overton to duck out of the way. The ball struck Pant on the arm while he was diving back to safety.

    IND 58/4 after 29 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    PANT SURVIVES

    Pant survives! Earlier in the over, Pant leaned into a drive, the bat twisted in his hands and the ball fell just short of Rory Burns at point, who put in a fantastic full-length dive to stop the ball from running down to the boundary.

    Two balls later, Robinson beat Pant's outside edge.

    On the last ball of the innings, he struck on his pads but England's LBW appeal was turned down

    IND 58/4 after 28 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    Second session begins

    The second session begins with Rishabh Pant facing the final delivery of the 26th over. He gets himself off the mark immediately off the first ball with a flick off his pads to deep square-leg.

    IND 57/4 after 26 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Welcome back

    Right then! It's time for the second session of the day. Rohit Sharma, unbeaten on 15, is joined by Rishabh Pant in the middle as India begin the second session at 56/4.

  • Aug 25, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    LUNCH

    And that was the last ball of the session as the teams break for lunch. The first session belongs to the home team. After a fine spell of seam bowling in the first hour by James Anderson, Sharma and Rahane tried to steady the ship. However, Robinson struck at the stroke of lunch to dent India further.

    We will be back shortly for the second session. Stay tuned!

  • Aug 25, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    OUT

    OUT! AT THE STROKE OF LUNCH, ROBINSON GETS RAHANE. He has been so diligent outside the off stump and with just two balls to go for lunch, Rahane nicks the ball to Buttler for 18.


  • Aug 25, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    ANOTHER BOUNDARY

    FOUR! Overton trayed onto the pads and Rahane puts it away. The Mumbai batsman flicked the ball away easily to the fine leg fence.

    IND 55/3 after 24 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 05:21 PM IST

    Robinson brought back

    Ollie Robinson replaces Sa, Curran and he is welcomed back with a lovely but tentative checked cover-drive from Rohit Sharma. He picks up a brace on the first ball of the over.

    The fifth delivery was a good one from Robinson as it pitched on length and jagged back in sharply. There was a half-shout from the fielders.

    IND 49/3 after 24 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    ROOT WALKS OFF

    Joe Root has walked off the field after being struck on the wrist. Rahane edged the ball but since he played it with soft hands, the ball didn't carry. Root bent to stop the ball but ended up hurting himself. Root should be back soon.

    IND 47/3 after 23 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    FOUR FROM RAHANE

    FOUR! Curran goes short and strays down the leg side. Rahane goes onto the back foot and helps the boundary to the long leg region for four. He is into the double figures now.

    IND 48/3 after 22 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 05:06 PM IST

    And we have him there, almost on cue

    So, just the two overs for Moeen Ali as Craig Overton is finally introduced into the attack.

    He begins with a maiden

    IND 40/3 after 21 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    No Craig Overton yet

    No Craig Overton yet, who has been preferred over Saqib Mahmood

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    RISKY BUT FOUR

    Ajinkya Rahane has his first boundary of the day. On the up, he rolls his wrist a delivery short and wide outside off to find the gap between gully and point for four. On another day, that could have easily clipped the outside edged and ballooned to the slip cordon.

    IND 36/3 (18)

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    1 from Ali's first over.

    Rahane punches through covers off the back foot for a single off the last ball of the over as Ali concedes just the solitary run in his first over.

    IND 32/3(17)

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Moeen Ali introduced

    So, Joe Root has finally decided to give Anderson a bit of rest. Off-spinner Moeen Ali will now operate in place of Anderson.

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    India in deep trouble

    APPEAL AND TURNED DOWN! Sam Curran's delivery jags back in sharply after pitching in the middle-line stump. The Englishmen go up but the umpire turns down the appeal.

    IND 31/3 after 16 overs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Anderson with another maiden

    He's almost 40, is James Anderson, but the way he is bowling today, even Root is tempted to keep him going. He has now bowled eight in his first spell. Will he come back for a ninth?

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Anderson's pep talk at drinks break

    During the drinks break, James Anderson was seen giving a pep talk to the team. The advantage of having a senior player and one who is absolutely on song.

    His seventh over yields four runs as India pick up another set of four leg-byes off Rohit Sharma's pads

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    THE FIRST HOUR TO ENGLAND

    Without a shred of a doubt, the first hour of Day 1 of the third Test belongs to England, and in particular James Anderson. It has been a treat to watch the master at work and the way he has controlled his line and length is pure education.

    3/6 (6)....Anderson's figures so far

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    FOUR! NO FUSS THERE...

    NO NEED TO RUN! A half-volley from Curran. Sharma presents the full face of the bat with the drive. The ball fizzes past the mid-off fielder to the long-off boundary for his first boundary of the day.

    After the first hour, players will now take drinks

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    Ajinkya Rahane walks in next

    Rohit Sharma, who is currently batting on 4(37), has a new partner in Ajinkya Rahane.

    What a start this has been for England. The uncertainty of the wobble-seam gets the better of another Indian batsman. Anderson pitches it on length and the ball nips away just that little bit. Kohli went for a checked drive with hard hands but could only manage to edge the ball to Buttler, who has now bagged his third catch.

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    OUT KOHLI FALLS TO ANDERSON

    OUT! Virat Kohli edges the ball to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and James Anderson has picked up his third wicket of the innings. ENGLAND IN TOTAL COMMAND and isn't Anderson happy. Lets out a huge roar as Kohli departs for 7 off 17 balls.

    IND 21/3 (10.5)

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    Sam Curran introduced

    Root makes his first bowling change of the day. Sam Curran is introduced in place of Robinson.

    BEATEN! Coming from over the wicket, he beats Rohit's outside edge. It nipped back in every so slightly after pithing but held its line. Beautiful!

    Starts with a maiden

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    FOUR FROM KOHLI!

    FOUR! First boundary of the day comes off Virat Kohli's bat as a thick inside edge runs down to the fine-leg boundary. Robinson's delivery swirled back in sharply and Kohli got his bat down just in the nick of time to nick the ball for four.

    IND 17/2 (8)

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    James as his best so far

    The sun is out and India are doing what they wanted to do after winning the toss but it is the home side which is currently in control, thanks to James Anderson's start. He has come in with clear plans and is executing them even better. He has not given any breathing space to the batsmen

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Four leg-byes

    Robinson strays down the leg side as the ball clips Rohit Sharma's pads before running down to the fine-leg boundary for 4.

    IND 8/2 after 6 overs

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    Virat Kohli walks in next

    Virat Kohli, the new man in, negotiates the first five deliveries.

    THIS HAS BEEN A MASTERCLASS SO FAR FROM ANDERSON! He finishes the over with a massive round of applause.

    IND 4/2 (5)

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    OUT

    EDGED AND TAKE! GONE! Cheteshwar Pujara has nicked one to Jos Buttler. James Anderson has been so, so, so good today. The wide angle does the trick. After a flurry of inswingers, Anderson gets one to move away from the off-stump line. Just one of the those balls Pujara just had to play at. He is gone for 1.

    IND 4/2 (4.1).

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:52 PM IST

    Pujara off the mark

    Pujara, this time, needs only 8 balls to get off the mark as he picks a single in the fine leg area.

    There was a massive LBW appeal by Robinson and Co. against Rohit on the last ball of the innings but the umpire turns it down. Root gave it a thought before deciding against using their first review.

    IND 4/1 (4)

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Anderson's first over

    The first ball of the over was out-swinger on the length that Rohit Sharma bunted past point for a single.

    The next three deliveries to Rahul were all nipping back in to the batsman from the back of length.

    The fifth delivery, then, was an outswinger which was fuller in length. Anderson threw the bait and Rahul fell for it. Perhaps, it was his form that compelled him to go for the drive earlier on.

    The sixth ball of the first over, first to Pujara, was a sharp inswinger.

    A brilliant first over from England's all-time great. You don't often see him bringing the ball back into right-handers earlier on but now that we know, it was a great plan.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Robbinson from the other end

    As expected, pacer Ollie Robinson is sharing the new ball with James Anderson.

    He was impressive in the first but had a luke-warm second game.


  • Aug 25, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    Cheteshwar Pujara walks in next

    Pujara blocks the first ball. After the first over, India are 1/1.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    OUT!

    KL Rahul nicks Anderson's fifth delivery of the first over to Jos Buttler and he walks back with a nought against his name. What a start for England! Full and outside off. Rahul leans into the drive but ends up edging to the keeper

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    Here we go

    Rohit Sharma will take first strike. KL Rahul at the other end.

    James Anderson with the first over.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    National anthems time

    Teams lineup for the national anthems.

    India's first followed by England's.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    Why no Ashwin? Kohli would have definitely looked at this stat

    Going by the nature of the wickets at Headingley, it is clear that they don't really deteriorate towards the end of the match. This is why, since 2015:

    In the 5 matches played, 139 wickets have been picked by pacers to 26 scalps by spinners.

    Pacers have average: 26.79 and spinners have average: 38

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Joe Root at the toss

    There's a bit of cloud cover and it's tacky, and it'll get better and better for batting eventually. Quite happy to lose the toss. Malan comes in for Sibley and Overton comes in for Wood. Overton was picked on the conditions. Saqib was great in the white-ball format, but Overton continuously performs in county cricket so we've picked him, even though it was a difficult choice to make. We need our openers to get us to a good start. It's one of the hardest things to open in England, as Virat said, and the openers have the temperament to get us off to a good start.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Virat Kohli at the toss

    It's a surprise I've won (the toss). We're batting first. Looks firm and without grass and runs on the board will set this up. We're going in with the same XI. We thought about getting Ashwin in, and the pressure of the extra seamer in these conditions is crucial. Jadeja will bowl a lot more overs because the conditions are suited to him. You can lay down markers and a culture, but it's upto the boys to take it up and win from pressure situations. It's all about handling pressure at the highest level. It's the toughest place to bat for the openers, and KL and Rohit have done a good job. Hopefully they can continue. About my batting, I'll try to make an impact for the team with the bat. I believe in my process and sometimes it doesn't really come off on the field, but I'm more concerned about how much of an impact I have on the team's performance.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:08 PM IST

    Two changes for England

    England have made a couple of changes.

    Dawid Malan replaces Dom Sibley, He averages 56 in FC cricket

    Craig Overton replaces the injured Mark Wood

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:06 PM IST

    England Playing XI for 3rd Test

    Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    India Playing XI for 3rd Test

    Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    India unchanged

    No R Ashwin for India, they have gone in with an unchanged XI. England are playing Dawind Malan and Craig Overton.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Toss Update

    India captain Virat Kohli wins the toss and opts to bat first.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    First look at Headingley pitch

    It does look a lot browner than what we have got in this series so far. Does that mean Ashwin will get a game?

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    India's pace attack holds the key

    Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have been brilliant in this series so far. And then they have Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav waiting in the wings. This Indian pace attack is once in a generation and they will once again have a key role to play in this Test match.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    All set for the IND vs ENG 3rd Test

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Headingley weather update

    A Test match in England can never be complete without discussing the weather. As far as weather forecasts are concerned, the chances of rain today in Headingley are slim, it will be cloudy but rain is unlikely but then again, don't believe us, don't believe any weather predictions in England.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    Question marks over Pujara

    There is real no reason why India should make a change to their playing XI after the powerpacked performance at Lord's but that doesn't mean there are no causes for concern for the Kohli-led side. Pujara and Rahane are yet to find their best touch. The due did put together an all-important century stand in India's second innings in the previous Test but Pujara still continuous to under the spot light. It will be interesting to see if India go with Hanuma Vihari but chances of that are quite slim.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    Will Ashwin get a game?

    We've been asking this question since the start of the series and guess what nothing has changed even before the start of the third one. The fan within desperately wants to the world's best spinner in the Indian XI but the conditions and the success of the four seamers makes one skeptical. Headingley is expected to be drier than the previous two venues, which means chances of seeing Ashwin is relatively higher but relative is the keyword here.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    England certain to make at least two changes

    England are certain to make two changes today. Opener Dom Sibley was axed from the squad following his prolonged dry run at the top of the order. He will be replaced by left-hander Dawid Malan, who is making a comeback to the Test side after more than two years. Haseeb Hamid and Rory Burns are likely to open for England with Malan coming at No.3. The biggest headache for them, however, will be selecting the injured Mark Wood's replacement. It will be toss-up between Craig Overton and Saqib Mahmood.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    England down but not out

    England's top-order is not scoring. The middle-order heavily dependent on captain Joe Root. The seamers apart from James Anderson, don't look that threatening and to top it all, they lost the second Test from a winning position and also lost seamer Mark Wood due to a shoulder injury. Things may look a bit gloomy on the surface for the hosts but they have enough firepower to turn things around.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    India on a high

    India registered a victory that is sure to find its way in the history of Indian cricket at Lord's. Till the first 30 minutes of Day 5 it was England who were favourites to win the second Test but India staged a remarkable turn around holding the hand of their lower-order and then the four-pronged seam attack to win the match by 151 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. They will be high on confidence when they take on England today in the third Test at Headingley.

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:52 AM IST

    India vs England 3rd Test Day 1 - LIVE!

    Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 1 of the third Test between India and England. Can Virat Kohli and co. get off to a bright start riding high on Lord's success?

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Harbhajan reacts as Ashwin pips him to be India's 3rd highest Test wicket-taker

  • R Ashwin is now only behind the legendary Anil Kumble and Kapil Dev, who lead with 619 and 434 wickets respectively, with Harbhajan getting pushed down to the fourth position.
R Ashwin has pushed Harbhajan Singh down to No. 4 in India's leading Test wicket's list. (BCCI/Getty)
R Ashwin has pushed Harbhajan Singh down to No. 4 in India's leading Test wicket's list. (BCCI/Getty)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 02:50 PM IST
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'Stop hiding in the grass. It's so lopsided in their favor it's not funny'

  • Former cricketer and broadcaster Ian Smith, while analysing the ongoing IND vs NZ 1st Test, slammed New Zealand's set-up at home and asked to bring about certain reforms.
IND vs NZ: 'It's so lopsided it's not funny': New Zealand great Ian Smith slams team set-up, says 'stop hiding in the grass'(HT COLLAGE)
IND vs NZ: 'It's so lopsided it's not funny': New Zealand great Ian Smith slams team set-up, says 'stop hiding in the grass'(HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 01:57 PM IST
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IND vs NZ: Ashwin overtakes Harbhajan to complete big Test record

  • India vs New Zealand: On Monday, R Ashwin surpassed Harbhajan Singh to achieve a huge record and go third in a list featuring 2 Indian legends.
India vs New Zealand: R Ashwin overtakes Harbhajan Singh to achieve huge milestone in 1st Test in Kanpur, stands third in list featuring Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev(AP)
India vs New Zealand: R Ashwin overtakes Harbhajan Singh to achieve huge milestone in 1st Test in Kanpur, stands third in list featuring Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev(AP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 01:43 PM IST
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'No one on that level': MI player names 'clear' candidate IPL team must retain

  • With Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah expected to be the top 2 names on the list, and Kieron Pollard being a potential third, the toss up for the fourth retention becomes a lot trickier for Mumbai Indians.
Who will be the four players to be retained by Mumbai Indians? (MI/Twitter)
Who will be the four players to be retained by Mumbai Indians? (MI/Twitter)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 01:32 PM IST
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Watch: Crowd taunts Afridi with 'Wade' chants, PAK pacer gives savage response

  • On Day 3 of the first Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan, the host crowd reminded Shaheen Afridi of his over to Matthew Wade in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup, in which the Aussie left-handed batter smashed the Pakistan bowler for three consecutive sixes to win the match.
Shaheen Afridi had the perfect reply to the crowd's jibe. (Pakistan Cricket)
Shaheen Afridi had the perfect reply to the crowd's jibe. (Pakistan Cricket)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 12:40 PM IST
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‘You are missing a guy like…’: Pathan says India lack 2 wicket-taking bowlers

  • IND vs NZ: While analysing the 1st session of Day 5, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan said the hosts are missing the service of two wicket-taking bowlers.
IND vs NZ: ‘You are missing a guy like…’: Irfan Pathan names 2 wicket-taking bowlers India are lacking in 1st Test(TWITTER)
IND vs NZ: ‘You are missing a guy like…’: Irfan Pathan names 2 wicket-taking bowlers India are lacking in 1st Test(TWITTER)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 12:29 PM IST
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‘They should be spoken of in the same breath. The two best all-rounders’

  • After the culmination of the fourth day of the 1st India-New Zealand Test match, Dinesh Karthik made a tall claim, saying that India player and Kapil Dev “should be spoken of in the same breath.”
‘They should be spoken of in the same breath': Dinesh Karthik makes tall claim, says India star as great as legendary Kapil Dev(HT COLLAGE)
‘They should be spoken of in the same breath': Dinesh Karthik makes tall claim, says India star as great as legendary Kapil Dev(HT COLLAGE)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 11:13 AM IST
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Have been colour discriminated all my life, says former spinner Sivaramakrishnan

Former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan was responding to a tweet that talked about cricket commentators being subjected to online trolling for the comments they give.
Have been colour discriminated all my life, says former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan(Getty Images)
Have been colour discriminated all my life, says former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan(Getty Images)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 10:17 AM IST
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KS Bharat to keep wicket on Day 5 in Saha's absence, BCCI explains reason

  • IND vs NZ: Just like Day 3 of the 1st Test, substitute wicketkeeper KS Bharat has donned the gloves in Wriddhiman Saha's absence.
IND vs NZ 1st Test: KS Bharat to keep wickets on Day 5 in Wriddhiman Saha's absence, BCCI explains reason(BCCI)
IND vs NZ 1st Test: KS Bharat to keep wickets on Day 5 in Wriddhiman Saha's absence, BCCI explains reason(BCCI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 10:09 AM IST
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Ashes: Hoping Covid Omicron variant does not affect series, says Giles

Different states in Australia have introduced new travel restrictions in response to the latest Covid-19 variant.
Ashes: Hoping Covid Omicron variant does not affect series, says Giles(Reuters)
Ashes: Hoping Covid Omicron variant does not affect series, says Giles(Reuters)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 09:21 AM IST
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'Thought this might be the end. I was on my own in my room, I couldn't breathe'

  • Ahead of the Ashes, England's star all-rounder revealed details of an incident in his hotel room where he nearly choked on a tablet.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes during 2nd ODI against India(REUTERS)
England all-rounder Ben Stokes during 2nd ODI against India(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 02:09 PM IST
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'Will open with him if Mayank goes out': Jaffer makes unusual playing XI suggest

India vs New Zealand: With Mayank Agarwal in focus, former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori agreed with Wasim Jaffer saying that it could "a stop-gap scenario"
India vs New Zealand 'Will open with him if Mayank goes out': Wasim Jaffer makes unusual playing XI suggestion for 2nd Test regarding Agarwal(ANI )
India vs New Zealand 'Will open with him if Mayank goes out': Wasim Jaffer makes unusual playing XI suggestion for 2nd Test regarding Agarwal(ANI )
Published on Nov 29, 2021 08:28 AM IST
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Ex-NZ bowler backs Iyer to replace senior batsman for 2nd Test; Laxman disagrees

  • India vs New Zealand 1st Test: While Ex-New Zealand bowler opined that Shreyas Iyer, after a stellar debut, will replace a senior batter, former player VVS Laxman disagreed with him.
India vs New Zealand 'Loyalty lasts only a certain amount of time': Simon Doull backs Shreyas Iyer to replace senior IND batter for 2nd Test; VVS Laxman disagrees(AP)
India vs New Zealand 'Loyalty lasts only a certain amount of time': Simon Doull backs Shreyas Iyer to replace senior IND batter for 2nd Test; VVS Laxman disagrees(AP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 11:22 AM IST
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IND vs NZ LIVE: Jadeja dismisses Williamson, India four wickets away from win

India vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score, 1st Test, Day 5: New Zealand have started off good on the final day of the Kanpur Test. Follow live score and updates from IND vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 5 in Kanpur.
IND vs NZ Live Score, 1st Test, Day 5: The Indian team members wait for a DRS decision. (PTI)
IND vs NZ Live Score, 1st Test, Day 5: The Indian team members wait for a DRS decision. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 03:06 PM IST
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Rathour hails India's 'ideal team man' for gritty knock against New Zealand

India vs New Zealand: Vikram Rathour said that the India batter is unfortunate due to the presence of Rishabh Pant.
Indian team batting coach Vikram Rathour(PTI)
Indian team batting coach Vikram Rathour(PTI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 09:04 AM IST
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