India batsmen surrender before mighty English attack, lose Leeds Test by innings and 76 runs; Ollie Robinson wreaks havoc


Virat Kohli-led Team India simply surrendered before a resurgent English attack on Saturday, losing the Leeds Test by an innings and 76 runs. Ollie Robinson picked up another five-wicket haul to destroy the much-hyped Indian batting.

India had ended day three at 215-2 as they fought back brilliantly by losing just two wickets in three sessions. England had taken 83 overs to claim the wickets of two Indian batsmen on Friday. On Saturday, Joe Root’s side took six wickets in 17 overs for just 49 runs.

But their misery started from the word go on Saturday as Cheteshwar Pujara departed at 91 without adding a single run to his overnight total.

Next to follow was skipper Kohli himself, who was fortunate to complete his fifty before returning to the dressing room. He made 55 by facing 125 balls. Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant too did not bother the scorer and departed by scoring just 10 and 1 respectively.

Ollie Robinson was the tormentor-in-chief for Indian batsmen as the young bowler finished with another impressive spell of 5-65. This was Robinson’s second five-wicket haul in just three Test matches. Craig Overton claimed three wickets while James Anderson and Moeen Ali shared one wicket each.