IND vs ENG: The third test match between India and England will be played in Leeds from 25 August. After 19 years, both the teams will face each other at Headingley ground in Leeds. In the 6 matches played between the two teams so far at this ground, India has won 2 matches, while England has won 3 matches. One match has been a draw.
England had won the first three matches played in Leeds, but in 1986 and 2002, the Indian team not only won on this ground. Rather, they defeated England by 279 runs for the first time and by an innings and 46 runs for the second time. In such a situation, once again the team has a chance to create history.
The match was very interesting in 1986
Batting first in the 1986 India vs England match at this ground, India scored 272 runs. Dilip Vengsarkar had scored the highest 61 runs. England was bundled out for just 102 runs in the first innings. Roger Binny took 5 and Madan Lal took 3 wickets and did not allow England to progress on the seaming pitch. In the second innings, Dilip Vengsarkar scored an unbeaten century to take India’s score to 237 runs. England’s second innings was also reduced to 128 runs. Maninder Singh of India took 4 wickets in the second innings. Vengsarkar was declared man of the match.
Such was the thrill in 2002
After 16 years, in 2002, when the teams of India and England came face to face on this ground, Sourav Ganguly was the captain. In the first innings of this match, the top three batsmen of the Indian team scored a century to take the score to 628 runs. Rahul Dravid scored 148, Sachin Tendulkar scored 193 and Sourav Ganguly scored 128 runs. England could only make 273 and 309 in both the innings. Anil Kumble took 7 wickets in both the innings.
Indian team strong this time too
Once again the Indian team will face England at Headingley ground. The third Test match of the series will be played from August 25. The Indian team is looking very strong before this match. All the fast bowlers of the team are in excellent form and the openers are also looking in rhythm. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have also indicated their return to form in the second innings of the Lord’s Test. Now only captain Virat Kohli is waiting to get back in the rhythm.
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