India vs England Live Score, IND vs ENG 3rd Test Day 1 Live Cricket Score: India will hope to take an unassailable lead in the five-match Test series against hosts England.
India vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 Live Score Updates: India, who are hoping to extend their lead in the ongoing five-match Test series in the third Test against England at the Headingley in Leeds, won the toss and opted to bat first on Wednesday.
While the visitors have gone into the contest with an unchanged side, England have made two changes to their playing XI. For the hosts, Dawid Malan is back in the side in place of Dom Sibley along with pacer Craig Overton, who replaced Mark Wood. After a draw in the first encounter, India won the second Test by 151 runs on the back of a brilliant bowling display on the final day.
India (Playing XI): Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
England (Playing XI): Joe Root (c), Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton, James Anderson
India vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 Live Score Updates:
Another one bites the dust! Pujara’s horror run continues as he walks back on 1! Anderson sets Pujara up with an uncharacteristic outswinger and the batsman pokes it behind! Buttler does the formalities easily. IND: 4/2 (4.1 overs)
What a start to the day! After that masterclass at Lord’s Rahul falls in the very first over of the third Test! Anderson throws the bait a little wide and Rahul gets a healthy edge through to Buttler who gobbles it up. IND: 1/1 (0.5 overs)
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out to the crease. James Anderson starts the proceedings with the ball. Here we go!
This is only the fourth instance in 64 Tests that Virat Kohli has played unchanged XIs in successive Tests.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
India win the toss and opt to bat first! “We’re batting first. Looks firm and without grass and runs on the board will set this up. We’re going in with the same XI. We thought about getting Ashwin in, and the pressure of the extra seamer in these conditions is crucial. Jadeja will bowl a lot more overs because the conditions are suited to him,” said Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli: “Even when the key players in the opposition are playing, we feel we can beat anyone in the world. We don’t wait for the opposition to be weak… That’s not how we approach each series.”
Joe Root: “We’ve got to make sure that we play the game how we want to play and we look after that as best as we can, and not get too distracted or drawn into anything that’s not honest.”
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the third Test between India and England! After a Nottingham stalemate and a Lord’s victory, can Virat Kohli and his men conquer the hosts in Leeds too? The toss is in 15 minutes. Stay tuned!
India Squad: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Suryakumar Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw
England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Saqib Mahmood, James Anderson, Craig Overton, Daniel Lawrence, Ollie Pope
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