England vs India: Robinson blows away Indian batting order taking 5-65 at Headingley

muzzamil mehboobWeb Editor

29th Aug, 2021. 11:25 am
England vs India: Robinson shines as he takes 5-65 at Headingley

England tore through India by breaking its top and middle-order batting lineup to secure victory by an inning and 76 runs in the third Test at Headingley to level the series 1-1.

First Test was abandoned due to showers while the second Test was won by India by 151 runs.

Ollie Robinson was the star of the innings after he took 5-65 and restricted India to 278 all out.

India was giving England hard times when their top batsmen lifted up the score to 215-2 on day three after they got bowled out for 78 in the first inning. However, Robinson removed both the players.

Cheteshwar Pujara was lbw missing the stoke for 91, Skipper Virat Kohli followed after. He was caught behind, edged to the first slip for 55.

After the key batsmen went back to the pavilion. This marked the beginning of the loss for India as they had lost eight wickets for just 63 runs. At one point they had lost three for two runs.

The game finished 15 minutes before lunch.

This match gave England skipper Joe Root a 27th Test win on the home ground. this is the most number of Test wins for the captain in the history of Test cricket.

After taking the second new ball, James Anderson and Robinson did not disappoint. Robinson dismissed Pujara off lbw. The appeal was turned down after which Root asked for a review, which proved to be successful.

Anderson thought that he had got Kohli and he was about to return but soon after, he changed his mind and asked for a review. It showed that the ball hit his pad instead of the bat.

However, after scoring 55, the Indian skipper was dismissed by Robinson off the first slip.

Anderson claimed his first wicket after removing Ajinkya Rehane edging into the hands of the wicket-keeper Jos Buttler.

England was leading the innings after taking three wickets in the first hour of the play.

This only got better after Robinson has Rishabh Pant caught after drinks before Moeen Ali dismissed Muhammad Shami.

Robinson claimed his fifth wicket after dismissing Ishant Sharma off Buttler.

Ravendra Jadeja was able to hold on after hitting six off Ali and three boundaries off Craig Overton.

Overton finished the game by claiming the last two wickets and leading his team to victory.

The fourth Test between England and India will be played from September 2 onwards at The Oval.

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