India bundled out for 78 in first innings; England set for substantial lead in third Test


In a spectacular batting collapse, Team India were bowled out for 78 runs in their first innings of the third Test against England. In reply, the hosts had surpassed India’s first innings total without losing any wicket with both Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed scoring fifties. England were 120-0 at the end of the first day’s play.

This was Hameed’s third fifty and first since being recalled by England after a gap of five years.

Batting first, India could only score 78 runs in their first innings with James Anderson dismissing the first three Indian batsmen for just 21 runs. Craig Overton took three wickets, while Ollie Robinson and Sam Curran shared two wickets each. Rohit Sharma was the top scorer for his side with 19 runs followed by Ajinkya Rahane, who made 18. The rest of the Indian batsmen failed to reach a double-digit mark.

England made a strong start when they came to bat and had little trouble in surpassing the Indian total.

India currently lead the series 1-0.