Headingley Cricket Ground, in Leeds welcomed England and India for their third Test of the ongoing Ind-Eng five-match series. Virat Kohli’s side has already taken a lead in the series by 1-0. The visitors were on the verge to win even in first match in the series at Trent Bridge but rain played an role of barricade on Day 5. However, India made the win secure at Lord’s. Home side was wasted but they made a phenomenal comeback in 3rd test from the beginning.
Day 1 Highlights –
England made a comeback in test series by knocking out whole Indian batting side at total of 78 runs. J. Anderson and C. Overton took 2 wickets each and O. Robinson and Sam Curran knocked 2 players each. None of the Indian batsmen could play a huge knock during India’s batting innings. On contrary English openers J. Burns and H. Hammed batted phenomenally well and made 52 and 60 runs respectively.
Match Summary –
Today, all the eyes will be on openers and upcoming batters. England have already took a lead of 120 runs, after both the openers scored half century. India’s bowling attack is try hard to Englan’s score. But it seems like English side has entered Headingley with a furious mindset. Supporters are urging to them to make at least around 400 in this innings.
Headingley’s weather report
However, coming to the weather, as we all know that England’s weather can’t be predicted, it always comes with new surprises. According to Accuweather.com prediction of Thursday – Day 2 at Headingley at Leeds will be mostly sunny with cloud cover early in the day. Forecast also predicts low temperatures ranging between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius across the duration of the contest. However, there is a minimal chance of rain on the final three days of the third Test.
Yorkshire Cricket Ground, Headingley Pitch Report
The wicket at Headingley generally assists the seamers while not too hostile for batting, as we saw in India’s innings. Which means the Indian seamers will be a happy bunch, as Kohli continues with four seamers and one spinner formula just like 1st and 2nd Test in Britain foreground. Of the last eight matches played at the venue, seven have produced a result and the team batting first has won four times. It’s a pretty fair pitch, and fans can expect another equal contest between bat and ball further in the Ind-Eng game.