On the opening day, July 2, of the Third Test match - played at Leeds - India won the toss and made a first innings total of 161.
On the opening day, July 2, of the Third Test match - played at Leeds - India won the toss and made a first innings total of 161. By the end of the day's play England had made 61 for no wicket and by lunchtime next day added a slow 66 runs to their score - without losing a wicket. There remained three and a half days for play.
Trueman opened England's attack - it was an anniversary for him, as it was at Leeds seven years ago he bowled his first ball in Test Cricket, also against India.
India's first four wickets fell quickly - opening bat Roy was caught behind wicket by Swetman off Rhodes for 2 runs and the other opening batsman Apte, was clean bowled by Moss for 8. Just before lunch the first boundary was scored, when Gaekwad and Umrigar were facing the bowling together, and Gaekwad turned a ball to leg.
When England went in to bat during the afternoon, Parkhouse of Glamorgan opened the innings. He had been recalled to Test Cricket after nine years and at the close of play was 38 not out.