IND vs ENG: Mohammed Shami got India the much-needed breakthrough of Rory Burns on Day 2.© AFP
India got the much-needed breakthroughs of openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed as pacer Mohammed Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja went through the defences of the English batsmen in the first session on the second day of the third Test at Headingley in Leeds. Both Haseeb Hameed and Burns looked solid at the start of the second day’s play but the latter was castled by a Shami delivery that came in. England were placed at 159/2 after 63 overs with a lead of 81 runs. England dominated the first day at Headingley as India were bundled out for 78 in their first innings on Wednesday. James Anderson took three for six while Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson and Craig Overton all chipped in with the ball to hand advantage to England. After fine show by the bowlers, England openers Burns and Hameed put on an unbeaten 120-run opening stand to take the hosts to a lead of 42 with all 10 wickets in hand at Stumps on Day 1. (LIVE SCORECARD)
India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2 Live Cricket Score Updates From Headingley, Leeds
Twin Fours !
Joe Root uses the depth of the crease to perfection as he gets two boundaries off Shami
ENG 182/2 after 67.4 overs – Lead by 104 runs
Four Overthrows !
Bumrah shows his displeasure after Siraj concedes an overthrow that goes behind the wicket for a four
ENG 163/2 after 63.2 overs – Lead by 85 runs
Wicket – Jadeja Gets Hameed !
Ravindra Jadeja beats Hameed’s defence to castle the opener for 68 runs off 195 deliveries
ENG 159/2 after 63 overs – Lead by 81 runs
Like Burns, Hameed too is bowled as @imjadeja takes his first wicket of the match and the series. England are 159-2. Captain Root is the new man in.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 26, 2021
Malan has taken a liking towards Siraj as he cover drives a full bowl for another boundary on the off-side
ENG 157/1 after 61.2 overs – Lead by 79 runs
Hameed Continues To Impress !
Hameed has now played 190 deliveries for his 68 runs as he continues to show the determination to stay at the wicket
ENG 153/1 after 61 overs – Lead by 75 runs
Dawid Malan glides a leg-sidish Siraj delivery for a boundary off the pads
ENG 153/1 after 60 overs – Lead by 75 runs
Four Again !
Malan puts Siraj away again for a four with a similar backfoot cut on the off-side
ENG 149/1 after 57.3 overs – Lead 71 runs
Malan welcomes Siraj with a backfoot cut for a superb boundary
ENG 145/1 after 57.1 overs – Lead by 67 runs
Shami & Bumrah Start Well !
Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have begun well after drinks with tight lines and lengths, giving nothing away
ENG 141/1 after 57 overs – Lead by 63 runs
One hour of play on Day 2 has been completed and players will have drinks now
India will be eager to take more wickets with Malan looking a bit iffy at the start of his innings
ENG 141/1 after 55 overs – Lead by 63 runs
Hameed Looks Set !
Haseeb Hameed is looking calm and totally set now
Apart from leaving the ones outside off, Hameed is taking runs on the on-side with much confidence
ENG 141/1 after 53.5 overs – Lead by 63 runs
A confident start from Dawid Malan as he cover drives Bumrah for a splendid boundary
ENG 140/1 after 52.5 overs – Lead by 62 runs
Black Armbands – Honouring Ted Dexter !
The England team is wearing black armbands in remembrance and honour of the passing of their former captain Ted Dexter
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 26, 2021
Kohli Persists With Ishant !
Despite an ordinary start, Kohli has continued to put his faith in Ishant Sharma ahead of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj
ENG 135/0 after 49 overs – Lead by 57 runs
England Start Well !
England are off to a decent start as they have taken any opportunity to score coming their way
Both Hameed and Burns are looking comfortable and have started from where they left off yesterday
ENG 133/0 after 47 overs – Lead by 55 runs
Four – Pacers Bowling Full !
Virat Kohli is experimenting with his field at the start of the day with Shami and Ishant bowling fuller lengths than yesterday
Meanwhile, Hameed flicks one off the pads for a four
ENG 130/0 after 45.3 overs – Lead by 50 runs
Four – Burns !
Rory Burns hits the first boundary of the day as he flicks a leg-sidish Ishant delivery for a stylish four
ENG 126/0 after 45 overs – Lead 48 runs
Ishant Sharma Begins Tidy !
Ishant Sharma loosens up a little in his first over with an off-side line that troubled Hameed a couple of times
ENG 121/0 after 43 overs – Lead by 43 runs
Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end
Day 2 – Session 1 Begins
Indian players are in the middle and so are the English openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed
Ishant Sharma starts proceedings
ENG 121/0 after 42.1 overs – Lead by 43
Rory Burns Aiming 100 On B’day !
It’s England opener Rory Burns’ birthday today
Will he be able to make it count and reach the magical three-figure mark?
Happy birthday Rory Burns
— ICC (@ICC) August 26, 2021
Hello And Welcome – Day 2, 3rd Test – ENG v IND !
Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of Day 2 of the 3rd Test between England and India being played at Headingley in Leeds
Day 1 saw England dominate the visitors in all three departments of the game as India were bowled out for 78 in their first innings
Indian bowlers will be aiming to bounce back after failing to claim a single wicket with England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed looking set and solid in the middle
ENG 120/0 after 42 overs
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