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England vs India 3rd Test: England beat India by innings and 76 runs, Level Series 1-1

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England vs India 3rd Test: England beat India by innings and 76 runs, Level Series 1-1

Team India was all out for 278 on the fourth day of the 3rd Test against England at Headingley, Leeds, losing the 3rd Test by an innings and 76 runs.

England pacer Ollie Robinson engineered a middle-order collapse with the second new ball. As England completed a facile innings and 76 runs victory against India on the fourth day of the 3rd Test.

After two days of outright domination, England finally encountered some resistance from India on the third day. The hosts were bowled out for 432, taking a 354-run first-innings lead.

Joe Root’s team had skittled the tourists for 78 inside two sessions on the first day. But scoreboard pressure and gloomy overhead conditions were not enough to undermine India this time around.

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It was Robinson’s second five-for in the series and the tall seamer. After a difficult initiation to Test cricket due to off-field controversies is proving to be an asset for this team.

India had lost the match on the first day itself when they were bowled out for 78. As it meant that they were always playing a catching up game in this Test match.

A huge first-innings lead of 354 taken by England only increased the worry with three days of batting needed to save the game.

It was an improbable task to bat out three days in conditions which can change rapidly to make batting difficult.

Playing out time isn’t a virtue that many in this team, save the likes of Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara, possess.

The middle-order which looked solid yesterday was completely rattled on a penultimate morning under bright sunshine. As most of the batsmen didn’t know where their off-stump was which was pretty baffling if one takes the third day’s performance into consideration.

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