Sam Robson was dismissed for 26 © Getty Images
Sam Robson was dismissed for 26 © Getty Images

Jul 27, 2014

India drew first blood against England in the third Test at Southampton when Mohammed Shami induced an edge from Sam Robson to Ravindra Jadeja. This after Jadeja had dropped Alastair Cook earlier off Pankaj Singh.

Robson was looking good for his 26, hitting four boundaries in the innings. However, just as he was looking set for a big score, he played a short ball from Shami with hard hands, edging to Jadeja at third slip. It brought an end to the 55-run stand by the openers, their first half-century partnership as openers.

Earlier, England won the toss and chose to bat against India in the third Test at Southampton. India’s star of the second Test, Ishant Sharma, missed out due to injury. Rajasthan pacer Pankaj made his Test debut for India four years after appearing in a One-Day International (ODI).

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