England lose openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed for lunch on day two at Headingley, but Dawid Malan and Joe Root help push India’s first inning lead past 100
- England resumed day two at 120-0 after knocking out India for 78 on day one
- However, both openers fell in the morning session, with Rory Burns thrown by Mohammed Shami for 61 and Haseeb Hameed thrown by Ravi Jadeja for 68
- Dawid Malan (27) and Joe Root (14) remain undefeated on their way to lunch
- England want to bring the series of five games to 1-1 after losing to Lord’s
England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed both lost their wickets in the morning session on day two of the third Test against India at Headingley but Joe Root’s side remain in full control as he and Dawid Malan took their lead to 104 at lunchtime with eight wickets left.
After England knocked out India for just 78 years, Burns and Hameed set an impressive opening score of 120 on day one and both looked to centuries on day two.
But India had other ideas when they fought back with the ball, Mohammed Shami bowled Burns for 61 and Ravi Jadeja bowled Hameed for 68.
Opener Rory Burns was bowled within the first hour by Mohammed Shami
Haseeb Hameed lost his punch to Ravi Jadeja’s left arm spin as lunch approached
Dawid Malan, who made his first Test appearance in three years, made a solid start to his innings at number 3 and didn’t go out at lunch 27. He was joined at the crease by Root after Hameed’s wicket, with the England captain making his usual quick start, scoring 14 runs on as many balls.
Burns and Hameed had both resumed with unbeaten half centuries to their name, adding 15 more runs to the score in just under 40 minutes to make their first tie together at 135.
Mohammed Shami finally found a way to get through, coming around the wicket to left-handed Burns and getting an inside edge in the stumps after finding a handy move of the seam.
Shami is congratulated by his Indian team-mates after finally finishing England’s opening score
Burns trudges away after being thrown out at Headingley on his birthday
England scored just 21 runs in the opening hour, with Hameed setting the tone for the vigilant period in Burns’ absence.
Malan joined him and hit the border posts with his first three goals. He went wide with a cover drive from Jasprit Bumrah and then welcomed Mohammed Siraj to the attack by cutting a pair of wide balls wide from the back point.
Hameed showed impeccable forward defense but started to stall slightly, scoring just eight runs off 65 balls in the session before being undone by a peach from Jadeja.
Pushing forward at the spinner with a sound-looking press, he saw the ball come right and hit the outside edge, while also managing to clip the stump.
Hameed, whose scoring slowed before he was bowled, returns to the pavilion
Jadeja celebrates after taking Hameed’s wicket with a ball that turned to beat the bat
It was a beautiful ball from the all-rounder and finished an impressively focused but one-tempo out of the opener lately.
Captain Joe Root came in at 159 to two, a much nicer shot than the shots he’s been used to confronting number four lately.
England reached lunch at 182 for two.
Dawid Malan appears in his first test match in three years and got off to a solid start
Forming England captain Joe Root made a quick start towards the end of the session