- England were bowled out for 432
- India scored 78 in the first innings
- Half a century for Pujara and Rohit
India, who were bowled out for just 78 in the first innings, could only bat better on the third day. The English pacers on the pitch, who were expected to support the spin at least a little, were the mainstay of the Indian batting line-up. Pujara and Kohli, who were batting in good form, were expected by the fans to save India. But India’s decline began when Pujara was dismissed for the same score yesterday.
Then all hope was on Virat Kohli. Kohli, however, was dismissed for 55 off 125 balls. Robinson was fired. Robinson, who took 5 wickets, was the mainstay of the Indian batting line-up. India lost by an innings and 76 runs. There are 2 more Test matches in the series.
On the third day he was arrested
The third day of the Leeds Test was the day of India’s return. It was a great hope to be able to get England out so quickly. England managed just 15 runs more than on the second day. India started the second innings with a better score on the third day.
KL Rahul, the man of the match in the Lord’s Test, lost suddenly, but Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma added to the score. Pujara came out with an attacking batting along with the defense. At one point, it was Pujara who attacked more than Rohit. Virat Kohli came to the crease after Rohit was dismissed for 59 off 156 balls.
Kohli and Pujara put India in a dignified position. India scored 215 for 2 on the third day. It is crucial for India to bat throughout the fourth day. England should be able to reach the target of over 200 on the fifth day. By the end of the third day, India were 139 runs behind.
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