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India vs England 3rd Test, Leeds - England lead by 42 after visitors wrapped up for 78

James Anderson strikes thrice and pushes Team India on back foot in the first session of Third Test at Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds.

Brief Scores: England 120 for 0 (Hameed 60*, Burns 52*) lead India 78 (Rohit 19, Anderson 3-6, Overton 3-14) by 42 runs

India vs England 3rd Test: India all out for 78 on Day 1, England 120/0 at the stumps on Day 1 of Leeds Test. IND vs ENG 3rd Test
James Anderson has got Virat Kolhi out 7 times in Tests. (Image: ©Sportskeeda)

On the first day of the third Test between India and England at Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. Virat Kohli won the toss for the first time since the Chennai Test between these two countries making his record improve slightly against Joe Root to 2-10.

India went in unchanged while England made two changes

India went into this game with an unchanged line-up from the Lord’s Test where they had won by 151 runs. On the other side, England made two changes to their squad. Dawid Malan came in for Dominic Sibley and Craig Overton found himself in the side in place of Mark Wood who had sustained a shoulder injury.

Before going into the third Test match, India were top favourites. But as the match began, India’s batsmen started struggling from the word go. The first session single-handedly belonged to England where they took four