IND vs ENG 3rd Test Day 4 Highlights today Saturday, 8-28-2021 – 3rd Test, India tour of England from Headingley, Leeds.
Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat first.
India team: 1 KL Rahul, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj.
England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Haseeb Hameed, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Craig Overton, 11 James Anderson.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Umpires – Alex Wharf, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpires – Richard Illingworth
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Martin Saggers
Match number – Test no. 2432
“Feels good, huge disappointment at Lord’s, we wanted to come back and put in a better performance and we did that. As a group, we bowled brilliantly, then Joe Root again with the bat, supported by the others in the top order as well. Then today, India fought back which we expected, but we knew if we kept sticking at our basics there was enough there to get wickets and we got our rewards this morning. There were nerves, because of the quality of India’s batting line-up, we thought if they get stuck in and get a big partnership it could be a long day.
So we came in thinking that but also knew if we bowled as well as yesterday we’d get the rewards. Ollie Robinson today was unbelievable, he’s been brilliant since he came into the side. But I think it’s that collective effort, we were relentless with that yesterday and carried it on today. Turning up here we knew it was important to get off to a good start because of the result at Lord’s, and it’s my job as the senior bowler to set the tone, start as we mean to go on. Ollie backed me up and I thought we managed to bowl really well as a partnership. We’re missing quite a few bowlers as well, so it just shows what depth we do have.”
Post Match Presentation.
[Collapse today] “Basically down to scoreboard pressure. Always up against it when you get out for under 80, and the opposition puts up such a big score. But we did well to stay in the game yesterday, fight back as much as we could, and gave ourselves a chance. But the pressure today was outstanding from the England bowlers and eventually, they got the results they wanted. [First innings] Quite bizarre, it can happen in this country, batting collapses. We thought the pitch was good to bat on, coming on nicely. But the discipline forced mistakes and the pressure was relentless.
Difficult to cope when you’re not scoring runs. That caused the batting order to crumble. [Toss decision] No, the pitch looked good to bat on, when England batted it was a different ball game because we weren’t as good with the ball. The result is a reflection of how the teams played in this game, we expected them to bounce back. [Runs from middle order] Depth, it’s an argument you can have. The top order has to give enough runs for the lower middle order to step up.
We did pretty well in the first two games, when you have a result like this you can’t take too much from it. As a batting group, we need to stay close and confident, even after 36 all-out [in Australia] we came back. [Selection for Oval] Depends on the pitch, assess the surface, how much moisture, and our decision will be based on that. I think this template works, the four seamers [in these conditions]. For sure, we set the template, you’re playing Test cricket, and we’ve bounced back in the past. There are things we need to improve but we will take pride in trying to correct those errors. Something we are looking forward to.”
Ollie Robinson is Player of the Match:
[First England win] “Very special, something you dream about, to get it at Headingley where I started my career is very special. Knew from before that I enjoyed bowling here, was quite excited at the chance to play for England here, very special to get five-for in an England victory. [Anderson partnership] It’s an absolute honor, to learn from him, it’s been something that’s improved my game. Keep trying to be as good as possible and hopefully keep opening the bowling with him. [Kohli wicket] Especially after he hit me for two fours in the over… Same plan for Virat, fourth/fifth stump, trying to angle it away, and hopefully, he nicks it. [Workload] Feel fine, nice to have a break between Tests, freshen up, and get the body recovered, looking forward to the next.”
England captain Joe Root:
“It was fantastic, clinical performance, the two big lads were exceptional, built pressure early on. Three maidens this morning, and we felt we were in a good place to take wickets. When chances came we took them. [Comeback after Lord’s] Look at the talent in the dressing room we know we’re capable, just have to be more consistent. Brilliant with the ball but the opening partnership with the bat was fantastic. And yesterday, to hold the rate and build pressure, when it wasn’t going for us – we knew with the second new ball we always had an opportunity today.
[Anderson] What he does, why he’s the GOAT of Tests. He sets a wonderful tone for the bowling group. At his age, to be as fit as he is, it’s wonderful for others to learn from. [Malan] Played beautifully, started cautiously, got himself in, and looked very fluent. His international experience came to the fore and was nice to put in a performance like that. [Another ton] Always have to perform, plenty of times I’ve missed out. Good to have foundations and hopefully carry that one.
Nice to score one on your home ground the crowd was great, felt in a good rhythm, and trying to carry that forward. Been exceptional throughout the summer and ask good questions. Fantastic to watch and long may that continue. [Curran] Sam’s very talented, he might not have performed at his best so far but he’ll do special things sooner or later. He impacts the game with bat and ball. [Buttler availability] We’ll find out in the next couple of days. As a home ground, watched a lot of cricket here as a kid, every time I come here I get a wonderful reception.”