Ollie Robinson's five-wicket haul helped England defeat India by an innings and 76 runs in the third Test match at Headingley in Leeds and level the series 1-1. In the first session of Day 4, Robinson produced a fiery spell of fast bowling to rattle the middle order of the Indian team with five wickets for 65 runs. He was well supported by Craig Overton, who chipped in with three wickets to wrap up the lower order.
After a steady batting display by the top order of the Indian team in the second innings courtesy of half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Chetestwar Pujara, the team ended Day 3 on 215/3. However, the new ball attack of James Anderson and Robinson wreaked havoc in the first hour of day 4. The tall fast bowler first scalped the prized wicket of Pujara for 91 to dent the batting unit early in the day. Having batted with assured footwork on Day 3, the right-handed batsman erred in judgment and offered no shot to an incoming delivery without adding to his overnight score.
The 27-year-old followed it up with a ball that held its line to account for Virat Kohli shortly after his half-century. While the Indian skipper was leaving balls outside the off-stump and showcased patience to blunt the bowling unit in the final session of Day 3, he poked his bat out and managed to edge it in the hands of Joe Root at first slip.
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With the visiting side trailing by 117 runs with six wickets in hand, the onus to carry the team forward relied heavily on Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant. However, the duo failed to get going and were dismissed in successive overs to help England inch closer to the victory.
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Despite some resistance from Ravindra Jadeja with a contribution of 30 runs down the order, England dismissed India for 278 runs to set up a massive win and draw level in the five-match series. The two teams will now play the fourth Test match starting from 2nd September at The Oval in London.