India slump to 78 all out against England in third Test

By: AFP      Published: 05:26 PM, 25 Aug, 2021
India slump to 78 all out against England in third Test
England's James Anderson (C) and the rest of the England platers leave the field at the end of India's first innings on the first day of the third cricket Test match between England and India.

India collapsed to 78 all out after winning the toss on the first day of the third Test against England at Headingley on Wednesday.

It was their lowest Test total against England since being dismissed for 42 at Lord's in 1974.

The visitors lost their last six wickets for 22 runs having been 56-4 at lunch, with this slump following their all-time lowest 36 all out against Australia in Adelaide in December during a series India eventually won 2-1.

Home great James Anderson ripped through India's top order while talking 3-6 in eight overs, including the prize scalp of Virat Kohli for seven.

Both Sam Curran and Craig Overton took two wickets in two balls after lunch, with Overton finishing with 3-14 in 10.4 overs after being recalled in place of injured fast bowler Mark Wood.

India opener Rohit Sharma (19) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (18) were the only batsmen to make it into double figures on Wednesday, with 16 runs coming in extras. 

India lead the five-match series 1-0 after a 151-run win in the second Test at Lord's last week.

India 1st Innings

R. Sharma c Robinson b Overton              19

KL Rahul c Buttler b Anderson                0

C. Pujara c Buttler b Anderson               1 

V. Kohli c Buttler b Anderson                7

A. Rahane c Buttler b Robinson              18

R. Pant c Buttler b Robinson                 2

R. Jadeja lbw b Curran                       4

Mohammed Shami c Burns b Overton             0

I. Sharma not out                            8

J. Bumrah lbw b Curran                       0

Mohammed Siraj c Root b Overton              3

Extras (lb11, nb5)                          16

Total (all out, 40.4 overs, 194 mins)       78 

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Rahul), 2-4 (Pujara), 3-21 (Kohli), 4-56 (Rahane), 5-58 (Pant), 6-67 (Rohit), 7-67 (Shami), 8-67 (Jadeja), 9-67 (Bumrah), 10-78 (Siraj)

Bowling: Anderson 8-5-6-3; Robinson 10-3-16-2 (2nb); Curran 10-2-27-2 (3nb); Moeen 2-0-4-0; Overton 10.4-5-14-3

England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (capt), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wkt), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

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