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India not beaten despite ‘bad day’

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India paceman Mohammed Siraj celebrates taking the wicket of England’s Sam Curran on day 2 of the third Test at Headingley in Leeds, England, on Thursday. AFP

India not beaten despite ‘bad day’

Joe Root’s England may be on top in the third Test, but with two games still to play, Indian pace bowler Mohammed Siraj still hopes his side can claim the series.

“Sometimes we have a bad day, when we get out early in a Test match and have to field longer,” Siraj said Thursday after the hosts cruised to a commanding first-innings lead of 345 on day two of the Headingley game.

“But that shouldn’t lower your morale as we are still left with two matches and leading the series 1-0.

Riding high after winning the second Test at Lord’s, India were skittled on Wednesday for just 78 on day one of the latest in the five match series.

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