Pataudi Trophy 2021, 3rd Test: India's 78 all-out headlines Day 1 as records are scripted
India and England clashed on Day 1 of the third Test in Leeds, while the latter had the upper hand. Meanwhile, India was shot out for 78 as it created ample records to be checked out.
On Wednesday, India had a dreadful opening day in the third Test against England for the Pataudi Trophy at Headingley in Leeds. It was shot out for just 78, while England maintained its ground without losing a wicket and earning the lead, as it created numerous records that we check out.
Jos Buttler joins a specialist
Buttler was involved in all the four opening dismissals of India. Consequently:
- He became only the third English wicketkeeper to be engaged in the same after Jack Russell and Jonny Bairstow.
- He is also the second keeper and the first Englishman to be involved in the opening five dismissals, with the other being Brad Haddin.
India scripts some unwanteds
- India has taken the joint-second least number of balls (25) to lose its final five wickets of a Test innings, with the least being 23 against the same side at Trent Bridge in 2011.
- It was India's third-lowest Test total while batting first, with the lowest being 75 against the Windies in Delhi, 1987-88.
- It was India's third-lowest total against England in the format, with the lowest being 42 at Lord's in 1974.
- Overall, it is India's ninth-lowest Test score and its lowest at Headingley, while it was the sixth-lowest Test score on this ground.
- It was the second time under Kohli's captaincy that India was bundled out under 100 in a Test innings.
- It was India's second-lowest score on the opening day of a Test, with the lowest being 75 against Windies.
- It was India's lowest score in the opening innings of a Test in England.
- It was the fourth instance of India conceding a lead on an opening day and the third most lead runs on the same day.
Relief for Rohit Sharma
Rohit was the top scorer, with an innings of 19. Furthermore, he has faced 400-plus deliveries in the series, which is his most in an away Test series to date.
Virat Kohli's poor run continues
Kohli has failed to score a century 50 successive innings in international cricket. Consequently, he is the third batsman and joins Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara in the same.
English openers rub salt to Indian wounds
The English openers, Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed managed to surpass the Indian total on their own and hand the host the lead. Thus:
- It was the fourth such instance of the same, with the previous such occasions coming against Australia twice and South Africa once.
- It was the first time since 2011 that the English openers managed to put on a 100-run opening stand against India.
- It was also the third instance of the sides ending Day 1 with a lead without losing a wicket, with England doing it on a couple of occasions, the other being New Zealand.
Winning the toss, Kohli elected to bat, as the decision seemingly backfired, with India being bundled out for a paltry 78, thanks to James Anderson and Ollie Robinson's respective three-fors. Meanwhile, the English openers have been off to a profound start, scoring 120/0 and earning the host a 42-run lead at stumps on Day 1.
Brief scores: India 78 (Rohit-19; Anderson- 3/6, Overton- 3/14) trails England 120/0 (Hameed- 60*, Burns- 52*; Jadeja- 0/6) by 42 runs.
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