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ENG vs IND: James Anderson Shows Vintage Class, Devours Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara

By IANS News
August 05, 2021 • 23:04 PM View: 1789

England pace bowler James Anderson produced magic of old as he toppled the Indian top-order, reducing them to 125/4 at rain-break on the second day of the first Test. His two key wickets on successive balls helped him move to third place alongside former India leg-spinner Anil Kumble in Test cricket's top wicket-takers list.

The 39-year-old removed India skipper Virat Kohli, caught behind, for a first-ball duck to get his 619th wicket. A ball before that he had scalped Cheteshwar Pujara for four off 16 balls, having him caught behind as well.


At the time of Pujara's arrival immediately after lunch, England had their backs to the wall with India cruising at 97 for one. However, Anderson's spell turned it around and brought England back.

Anderson's performance on Thursday and the inability of the top Indian batsmen to withstand pressure from him is likely to be a cause of concern for India. It is only the second day of the first Test and there are four more Tests to go after this.

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