England vs India Weather Forecast for Day 4, 3rd Test: Leeds Weather on August 28

England vs India Weather Forecast for Day 4, 3rd Test: Leeds Weather on August 28

After the first three hours of cloud cover, the sun will be out.

Headingley Stadium
Headingley Stadium. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The first two days of the third Test between England and India went in favour of the home team. After the Brits shot the visitors out for 78 in the first innings, Joe Root’s third ton in the series guided the home team to a massive lead of 354 runs. Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed and Dawid Malan also scored gutsy half-centuries to propel the Three Lions’ first-innings lead.

In their second innings, India found themselves on the backfoot right from the word go. Craig Overton accounted for KL Rahul’s crucial wicket in the 19th over to strike first blood. However, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara put their heads down and didn’t allow the Brits’ bowlers to dominate. The duo looked calm and didn’t play a single shot out of anger.

They stitched together a crucial partnership of 82 runs for the second wicket to steady the ship for the visiting team. Ollie Robinson separated the duo, trapping Rohit plumb in front. Sharma had managed 59 runs off 156 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. Thereafter, skipper Virat Kohli joined hands with Pujara and resurrected India’s innings future.

Pujara, who was under the pump for his indifferent batting in the series, showed his class. The right-hander stayed unbeaten on 91 off 180 with the help of 15 fours. Kohli, on the other hand, looked at ease in the middle after falling cheaply in the first innings. The right-hander hasn’t scored a century in the last two years due to which he has had to face a lot of criticism.

The 32-year-old stayed not out on 45 at the close of play on the third day. Kohli and Pujara’s work isn’t finished as India are still trailing by 139 runs with eight wickets left in their second innings. The onus will also be on the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja to deliver.

Here is a look at how the weather is expected to play on Day 4 of England vs India 3rd Test:

The clouds will be there in the first three to four hours of the day’s play. From 2 PM onwards, the sun will be out until the end of the day. There is no chance of rain and an exciting day’s play is on the cards. The temperature will hover between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius with the humidity mostly in the low-50s. The wind will blow at around 9 kmph.