The five-Test series between India and England was leveled at 1-1. In the Leeds Test, Team India was defeated by England by an innings and 76 runs. On the fourth day of the game, Team India was all out for 278 runs in the second innings. In this match, the Indian team won the toss and decided to bat first and was reduced to 78 runs in the first innings. In reply, England scored 432 runs in the first innings and took a huge lead of 354 runs. In response, Team India scored 215 runs for the loss of 2 wickets on the third day of the game.
On the fourth day of the match, as soon as Virat and Pujara were dismissed, the Indian batsmen knelt down and the team had to face a big defeat. In the second innings, Ollie Robinson bowled brilliantly and took 5 wickets. Virat Kohli was defeated in the sixth Test match on England soil and he came at number two as the Indian captain who lost the most Test matches here. Dhoni had lost the most Test matches (7) here.
India’s second innings, Rohit Sharma, Kohli and Pujara’s half-centuries
The first blow to the Indian team in the second innings was given by England fast bowler Craig Overton and he dismissed KL Rahul for 8 runs. Hitman Rohit Sharma struggled brilliantly in the second innings and scored 59 runs off 156 balls, but he was dismissed leg before by Robinson. Pujara played a brilliant innings, but he was dismissed leg before by Robinson on the score of 91 runs. Captain Kohli played a good innings of 55 runs, but Robinson’s delivery was caught by Root. Anderson got Rahane caught by Butler on the score of just 10 runs.
India’s sixth wicket fell in the form of Rishabh Pant and he was caught by Robinson for one run. NS. Shami was out on the ball of Moeen Ali after scoring 6 runs. After this Ishant Sharma fell victim to Robinson by scoring two runs. Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed for 30 runs off Overton. After this he sent Siraj to the pavilion on a duck. Jasprit Bumrah remained unbeaten on 1 run. Robinson took five wickets for England.
England’s first innings, Joe Root played an innings of 121 runs
Rory Burns and Haseeb got their team off to a very solid start in the first innings as the duo put on a 135-run partnership for the first wicket. In this partnership, Mr. Shami broke Rory by dismissing him for 61. Ravindra Jadeja got the second success for Team India by dismissing Haseeb Hameed for 68. David Malan played a brilliant innings of 70 runs and Mohd. Siraj got him caught by Pant. Jani Bairstow to Mohd. Shami got caught by Kohli for 29 runs while Jos Buttler was caught by Ishant Sharma for 7.
Captain Joe Root was dismissed for 121 by Bumrah while Moeen Ali became the victim of Ravindra Jadeja after scoring 8 runs. Sam Curran was dismissed by Siraj for 15 runs. Shami to Overton for 32 while Robinson became the victim of Bumrah without opening the account. For India, Shami took four wickets while Bumrah, Siraj and Jadeja took two wickets each.
India’s first innings, flop show of batsmen
Hardly anyone had any idea of the way Indian batting fell apart in the first innings of Headingley Test. No batsman was able to play a big innings for the team and Rohit Sharma 19 while Ajinkya Rahane played the biggest innings of 18 runs. Apart from these, other batsmen of Team India could not even reach double figures. KL Rahul zero, Pujara one run, Captain Kohli 7 runs, Rishabh Pant 2 runs, Jadeja 4 runs, Shami zero, Ishant Sharma 8 runs (not out), Bumrah 0 runs and Mohd. Siraj played an innings of 3 runs. England bowlers bowled very disciplined and James Anderson and Craig Overton took three each while Robinson and Sam Curran got two successes each. The fast bowlers took all the wickets of India.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, David Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson.