England lose openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed on day two

England lose openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed before lunch on day two at Headingley, but Dawid Malan and Joe Root help move first-innings lead over India past 100

  • England resumed day two on 120-0, having bowled India out for 78 on day one
  • Both openers fell in the morning session though, with Rory Burns bowled by Mohammed Shami for 61 and Haseeb Hameed bowled by Ravi Jadeja for 68
  • Dawid Malan (27) and Joe Root (14) remain unbeaten heading into lunch
  • England are looking to level the five-match series at 1-1 after losing at Lord’s 

England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed both lost their wickets in the morning session on day two of the third Test against India at Headingley, but Joe Root’s side remain in complete control as he and Dawid Malan took their lead to 104 at lunch with eight wickets still remaining.

After England skittled out India for just 78, Burns and Hameed put on an impressive opening stand of 120 on day one and were both eyeing centuries on day two.

But India had other ideas as they fought back with the ball, Mohammed Shami bowling Burns for 61 and Ravi Jadeja bowling Hameed for 68. 

Opener Rory Burns was bowled by Mohammed Shami inside the first hour

Haseeb Hameed lost his off stump to the left-arm spin of Ravi Jadeja as lunch approached

Dawid Malan, making his first Test appearance for three years, made a solid start to his innings at No 3 and headed into lunch 27 not out. He was joined at the crease by Root after Hameed’s wicket, with the England captain making his usual fast start, scoring 14 runs off as many balls. 

Burns and Hameed had both resumed with unbeaten half-centuries to their name and they added another 15 runs to the score in just under 40 minutes, taking their first stand together to 135.

Mohammed Shami finally found a way through, coming round the wicket to the left-handed Burns and getting an inside edge into the stumps after finding some handy movement off the seam.

Shami is congratulated by his India team-mates after finally ending England’s opening stand

Burns trudges off after being bowled out on his birthday at Headingley

England scored just 21 runs in the opening hour, with Hameed setting the tone for the watchful period in Burns’ absence. 

Malan joined him and hit the boundary boards with his first three scoring shots. He was off the mark with a cover drive off Jasprit Bumrah then welcomed Mohammed Siraj to the attack by slashing a pair of wide balls wide of backward point. 

Hameed was showing an immaculate forward defensive but had started to get somewhat stuck, scoring just eight runs off 65 balls in the session before being undone by a peach from Jadeja.

Pressing forward at the spinner with a sound-looking press, he saw the ball straighten and beat the outside edge while also managing to clip the off stump.

Hameed, whose scoring slowed down before he was bowled, heads back to the pavilion

Jadeja celebrates after taking Hameed’s wicket with a ball that turned to beat the bat

It was a wonderful ball from the all-rounder and ended an impressively focused but latterly one-paced stay from the opener.

Captain Joe Root arrived at 159 for two, a much prettier picture than than the ones he has become used to confronting in recent times from number four.

England reached lunch on 182 for two.

Dawid Malan is appearing in his first Test match for three years and made a solid start

In-form England captain Joe Root made a fast start towards the end of the session

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