3rd Test: James Anderson takes 100th wicket vs India with last ball of Day 1

first_imgJames Anderson bowled 22 overs on Day 1 of the third Test against India at Trent Bridge and was rewarded with his last ball of the day when he dismissed Hardik Pandya to take his 100th wicket against India.Anderson, placed second, is now just five wickets away from equalling Sri Lanka legend Muttiah Muralitharan’s record of the most wickets by a bowler against India in Test cricket.Anderson now has more than 100 wickets against two nations, with Australia (104 wickets) being the first.Our aim was to put England bowlers under pressure: Ajinkya RahaneAnderson, the No. 1 Test bowler, also recently became the first Englishman since Ian Botham in 1980 to breach the 900-point mark in the ICC Test Player Rankings.Anderson, who ripped through the Indian batting line-up at the Edgbaston and Lord’s Tests, became the seventh England bowler to achieve the landmark after Sydney Barnes (932), George Lohmann (931), Tony Lock (912), Ian Botham (911), Derek Underwood (907) and Alec Bedser (903).India vs England, 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane highlight strong Day 1 for IndiaAnderson in the last match at Lord’s, also became the first bowler to claim 100 Test wickets at the iconic venue.With England 2-0 ahead in the five-match series, Joe Root decided to launch another assault on India’s brittle top order after winning the toss.Also read – Rishabh Pant creates history on Test debut at Trent BridgeAt the start of the day, the wicket and conditions were conducive for some swing bowling – through the air and off the seam. But, as the day progressed, conditions became much better to bat on.advertisementAnderson and Stuart Broad bowled a tad short and the ball didn’t swing much in the first hour of play as India were well placed at 43-0. But then Chris Woakes struck with three wickets in the morning session to reduce the tourists to 82-3.India vs England 3rd Test Day 1 at Trent Bridge: As it happenedKohli, who has shone amid his side’s batting ruins, once again dug deep and ably assisted by Ajinkya Rahane in a superb 159-run fourth-wicket partnership, to bailed out India from another perilous situation.The pair batted throughout the afternoon session when the ball stopped jagging around, compiling by far India’s best partnership of the series until Rahane was snapped up after tea for 81 by Stuart Broad, courtesy of Alastair Cook’s outstanding left-handed slip catch.Kohli, having compiled his 18th Test fifty, carried on confidently and looked set for his 23rd Test hundred, and second of the series, until he was tempted to drive at a rare Rashid turner which Ben Stokes gobbled up at slip. The Indian captain went back to the dressing room on 97 after having faced 152 deliveries.India put up 307/6 at stumps, their first score over 300 in this Test series, with Rishabh Pant batting on 22. It is also India’s third-highest score outside Asia after being asked to bat.last_img

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