Pacer Ollie Robinson destroyed India’s batting line-up with a five-wicket haul to power England to a huge victory by an innings and 76 runs, on Day 4 of the third Test, at Leeds on Saturday.
Robinson took 5/65 in 26 overs as India were bowled out for 278 in 99.3 overs in their second innings, as England levelled the five-match series at 1-1.
Resuming the fourth day on 215/2, India lost the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara for 91, who was trapped leg before wicket by Robinson. The pacer also accounted for India captain Virat Kohli, who was caught behind for 55.
The duo had put on 99 runs for the third wicket before India’s lower order collapsed tamely as the visitors lost eight wickets for 63 runs.
This was the second batting collapse for India in the match after they were bowled out for 78 in their first innings on the first day.
England had replied with a huge 432 courtesy of captain Joe Root’s 121 as they take a massive 354-run first innings lead.
Ajinkya Rahane made just 10 before he edged James Anderson and was caught behind by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.
Rishabh Pant had a few wild swings, running down the track to the England pacers before Robinson got him caught in the slips for one.
Mohammed Shami (6) and Ishant Sharma (2) also didn’t last long as India kept losing wickets regularly. Ravindra Jadeja hit a few boundaries to score 30 from 25 balls before he was caught behind off Craig Overton.
Overton ended India’s miserable morning when he got Mohammed Siraj caught in the slips for a duck as India were bowled out for 278.
The fourth Test will be played at The Oval in London, from September 2 to 6.
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