Kathmandu: England thrashed India by an innings and 76 runs to win the third Test at Headingley and level series 1-1 on Saturday with more than a day to spare.
England won the toss and elected to field after India were bowled out for 278 in the second innings on Saturday. After dismissing England for 432 in the first innings, India started their second innings on a cheap.
India’s Cheteshwar Pujara played a half-century innings of 91 runs. Similarly, Rohit Sharma played a half-century innings of 59 runs while captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for 55 runs. England’s Oli Robinson took 5 wickets. Craig Overton took 3 wickets and James Anderson and Moin Ali took 1 wicket each.
India were all out for 78 in the first innings. India’s Rohit Sharma top-scored with 19 runs. Anjike Rahane was out for 18 runs. The other batsmen could not add double figures. England’s James Anderson and Craig Overton took 3/3 wickets. Sam Curran and Oli Robinson took 2/2 wickets.
In the first innings, captain Joe Root’s century gave England a wide score. Captain Root played a century innings of 121 runs. This is his 23rd Test century. Similarly, Haseeb Hamid scored 68 runs while David Malone played a half-century innings of 70 runs.
Rory Burns added 61 runs while Johnny Bairstow added 29 runs. Craig Overton was out for 32 runs. India’s Mohammad Shami took 4 wickets. Mohammad Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja took 2/2 wickets each. With the victory of England, the five-match series has reached 1-1. In the first match, India won the second match by 151 runs.