New Delhi: England speedsters hunted in a pack to bundle up India for 78 runs in the first innings in just. The Indian innings was wrapped up in just 40.4 overs on Day 1 of the second session of ongoing Third Test at Headingley, Leeds on Wednesday.
Veteran James Anderson (3/6), in his first spell, opened the floodgates with three-quick wickets in the first eight overs over the day, and later on Robinson, Curran and Overton all chipped in to bowl out the hosts for a paltry 78. From 67/5, India fell to 78 all out within just five overs. Rohit Sharma scored the highest 19 runs for India while Ajinkya Rahane scored 18 runs.
This is India’s third lowest score against England. Earlier, in the Lord’s Test in 1974, India were bundled out for 42 and 58 in Manchester in 1952. Now after 47 years, the Indian cricket team has once again been bundled up for such low score.
In Test cricket, this is Indian cricket team’s 9th lowest score. Last year, during India’s tour of Australia, India were reduced to just 36 runs in Adelaide. However, stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane-led India made a remarkable comeback to win the Border-Gavaskar Test series 2-1.
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