IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Match in England’s hold, 432 runs scored in the first innings
England vs India 3rd Test: England scored 432 runs in the first innings against India on the third day of the third test match being played at Leeds in Hendigley and took a huge lead of 354 runs. India’s first innings was reduced to just 78 runs, but England scored a mammoth 432 runs on the help of captain Joe Root’s 121 runs off 165 balls with the help of 14 fours.
England started playing 423 for eight today with Craig Overton 24 and Olly Robinson leading the innings without opening an account. In the very first over, Overton hit two fours and expressed his intentions. However, the Indian bowlers ended England’s first innings by dropping the remaining two wickets early.
Apart from Root in England’s innings, David Malan scored 70, Haseeb Hameed 68, Rory Burns 61, Jonny Bairstow 29, Craig Overton 32, Sam Curran 15, Moeen Ali eight, Jos Buttler seven and Olly Robinson. He was dismissed without opening while James Anderson returned unbeaten to the pavilion without opening the account.
For India, Mohammed Shami took the maximum four wickets while Mohammad Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah got two wickets each. However, Ishant Sharma did not get a single wicket.
Now the challenge of saving the match in front of India
England have almost confirmed their victory in the match by making a lead of 354 runs in the first innings. However, now the weather can spoil the game of England. Today the third day’s game will be played, in which India will have to bat about 84 overs. And then after this a game of two days will be played. In such a situation, there is a big challenge in front of India to save the match.