India began on the trail of a late recovery within the Headingly Test by removing both the well-set English openers during a slow-moving morning session on Day 2 in Leeds. By Lunch, Dawid Malan overcame a nervy start and within the company of his captain Joe Root, stretching England’s cause 104 with eight wickets in hand.
Mohammad Shami got India the primary breakthrough as he put an end to the 135-run record setting opening stand with the wicket of Rory Burns. He got one to nip back to the batsman and sneak through the bat-pad gap to crash into his off-stump when England had added only 15 runs to their overnight score of 120/0 within the half an hour of play.
Under overcast conditions, Haseeb Hameed and comeback man Malan spent most of subsequent hour negotiating a way more disciplined bowling effort as compared to the one last evening despite the noticeable absence of swing.
Not only did Hameed look tentative despite a fifty under his belt, Malan, too, had a cautious start. He then got the prospect to settle in when Mohammad Siraj returned to the attack and offered ample width for him to unleash a flat-bat twice, on either side of the wicket, for a few of boundaries within the space of three deliveries.
Lets await remainder of the day. could also be India can cope up with their performance?