England beat India by one inning and 76 runs in Test 3 at Emerald Headingley to level the series at 1-1; Ollie Robinson claimed the best test figures of 5-65 when India fell from 215-2 early in the game to 278 before lunch.
Ollie Robinson led the charge as England raced through India on the fourth morning at Emerald Headingley for a full inning and a 76-race victory in the third round.
The England sailor fired Cheteshwar Pujara (91) and Virat Kohli (55) in the first hour to start loading and finished with Test best figures of 5-65 as the tourists collapsed.
India had started the morning hoping to salvage some of the match, but lost 8-63 in the session in a meltdown to rival their 78 in the opening innings.
Craig Overton claimed two wickets on three balls to finish the job for England, which tied 1-1 in the series with two Tests to play.
The victory was also the 27th for Joe Root’s captaincy, the most of any England skipper in the history of test cricket.
England were able to take the second new ball early in the game and with India resuming at 215-2 and Pujara and Kohli having played so well on the third day, the way they used it will always be key to the outcome of the game. .
James Anderson and Robinson did not disappoint and India was yet to add to their overnight total when Pujara made a costly error in judgment midway through the morning’s final quarter.
India’s No. 3 threw Robinson on his shoulder and was hit on the front pad, England’s appeal to lbw was rejected, but his review was successful as tracking the ball showed it was hitting the stump.
Pujara was left with nine less than a century and with the unwanted record, shared with Chris Cairns and Jacques Kallis, of the most layoffs – six – without adding to his score overnight.
Anderson thought he had caught Kohli shortly after, the India captain even appeared to be walking before changing his mind and asking for a review showing he had hit his pad instead of the ball.
Kohli entered his first half-century of the series with the first of two limits off Robinson in the 90th of innings, but the closer had the last word when he found the outside edge later in the end and Joe Root held on to. the catch on the first slide.
Ajinkya Rahane (10) followed at the end of the next over, Anderson (1-63) claimed his first wicket after luring India’s vice-captain to play and locating the edge.
He completed a dreamy first hour for England and only got better from there, Robinson had Rishabh Pant (1) catch on the third slip in the first over after drinks before Moeen Ali (1-40) produced a beautiful break that turned abruptly. through the door to launch a defenseless Mohammed Shami (6).
Robinson completed his five for the next over, hitting a sounding line for the umpteenth time in the session, finding a small cut in the seam and Ishant Sharma (2) passed Jos Buttler.
Ravindra Jadeja was at least able to give the India fans on the ground something to cheer on when he hit Ali over his head for six and then took three limits off Overton.
The Somerset all-rounder didn’t have to wait long to respond, however, as Jadeja (30) was caught behind the first ball of his next over, giving Buttler his eighth catch of the game, and wrapping innings for India two balls later when Mohammed Siraj (0) hit Jonny Bairstow on the second slip.
India 278 with everything and well beaten, but the series is perfectly organized, all in line with the tests at the Kia Oval and Emirates Old Trafford to come.
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