Burns and Hameed fall in the third Test between England and India, but the hosts are still far ahead.




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On the second morning of the ongoing third Test at Headingley, Leeds, India may have taken the wickets of England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed, but the hosts are still miles ahead in the game courtesy to a superb bowling effort from James Anderson and his team on an opening day.

England’s total during the lunch break was 182/2, a 104-run lead with eight wickets in hand. Dawid Malan (27*) and Joe Root (14*) are the Three Lions’ goalkeepers. Returning to the crease at 120/0, Burns and Hameed added 15 more runs to the total before Mohammed Shami sent Burns (61) back to the pavilion and replaced him with Dawid Malan.

While Malan hit a few home runs, Hameed struggled in the middle, and the Indians were able to dry up the runs significantly. Both batsmen set up a 24-run stand for the second wicket, but England was reduced to 159/2 when Ravindra Jadeja bowled Hameed (68) on the final ball of the 63rd over.

England did not suffer any further setbacks thanks to Root and Malan, and the hosts went into the interval with eight wickets in hand. India was bowled out for 78 on the first day, with no batsman able to stay at the crease for an extended period of time. James Anderson and Craig Overton each took three wickets for England.

India has a score of 78, while England has a score of 182/2.