Ind vs Eng- Century Opening partnership- Hameed & Burns: Change in one opening batsman worked for England in the ongoing third Test at Headingley, Leeds. Haseeb Hameed and regular opener Rory Burns shared a century partnership for the opening wicket. It was the first instance that England managed a century partnership for the first time at home since 2011. The duo stood tall after India were bundled out just 78 runs in their first innings. Hameed and Burns day 1 on a high note as England piled 120/0 and took a lead of 42 runs. It is notable that Dominic Sibley was exed from the Test squad after his failure in the first two Test matches.
It was the first 100+ opening partnership for England against India at home since 186 by Strauss & Cook in Edgbaston in 2011.
England opening stands in ongoing Test series: 1 & 37, 23 & 1, 120*
Ind vs Eng- Century Opening partnership: For England, Burns (52*) and Hameed (58*) are currently unbeaten at the crease. After bundling out India for 78, England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed ensured that their side gets off to a solid start. The duo saw out the first 20 overs and managed to score 48 runs.
Both the batsmen managed to see off the final session and England concluded the opening day with all ten wickets intact, extending the lead to 36.
Earlier, England pacers James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Sam Curran, and Craig Overton hunted in a pack as India was bundled out for 78 in the first innings. Anderson and Overton scalped three wickets each while Ollie Robinson and Sam Curran took two wickets each.
Ind vs Eng: Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns ends England’s opening woes, shares century partnership against India at home after 2011
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(with ANI inputs)