New Delhi: Team India, who beat England in the Lord’s Test, will now face the British at Headingley’s ground in the third Test. Team India defeated England by 151 runs in the second test to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Now by winning the Headingley Test, the team would like to extend this lead further.
Team India has been performing well at Headingley ground. History itself has witnessed this fact. In this report, we are going to tell you about the same victory that the Indian team achieved by defeating England on this ground 19 years ago today.
This is the history of Headingley
The teams of India and England will face each other after 19 years at Headingley ground in Leeds. In the 6 matches played between the two teams so far at this ground, India has won 2 matches, while England has won 3 matches. One match has been a draw. 19 years ago in 2002, the teams of India and England met face to face on this ground, when Ganguly was the captain. In the first innings of this match, Rahul Dravid scored 148, Sachin Tendulkar 193 and Sourav Ganguly scored 128 runs. England could only make 273 and 309 in both the innings. Anil Kumble took 7 wickets in both the innings.
Will Virat be able to do such a miracle?
Virat Kohli and his team will now have a chance to repeat this history once again. Team India currently has the best players in the world. Batsmen like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara give strength to the top order, while batsmen like Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant can do wonders in the middle order. At the same time, there is less praise for India’s pace quartet.
Virat’s army is ahead 1-0
Let us inform that the first Test of the 5-match series could not be completed due to rain and it was declared a draw. In the next test match, the weather did not create trouble and India hit a four on the spot. On the last day of the second Test, Team India returned the entire England team to the pavilion within just 52 overs and two sessions. Now winning the third Test, Team India would like to take a 2-0 lead in the series.