England veteran and ace seamer James Anderson struck the first blow in his much-anticipated battle with the Indian captain Virat Kohli, dismissing him for a golden duck on day two of the first Test in Nottingham. Virat Kohli came to the crease, with India holding the upper hand despite losing Cheteshwar Pujara cheaply. However, James Anderson removed two of India’s ace batsmen in successive deliveries.
The dismissal occurred in the 41st over when Virat Kohli arrived at the crease, eyeing a big knock after a long time. However, James Anderson had his tails up after removing Cheteshwar Pujara a few minutes ago. The 39-year old brought back memories of the 2014 series at home, provoking Kohli to fiddle with the ball outside the off-stump. The right-handed batsman teased the full ball; however, he got an edge, flying to Jos Buttler at a comfortable height.
The Englishmen were predictably ecstatic about the wicket as India dominated the morning session. Ollie Robinson dismissing Rohit Sharma was the only breakthrough that the home side had in the first session, coming at the stroke of lunch. Before that, KL Rahul and Sharma steered the tourists with a 97-run opening stand. On the first day, Jasprit Bumrah’s four-wicket haul enabled India to bundle England out for a paltry 183.
Below is the clip of Virat Kohli’s wicket taken by James Anderson:
WOWWWW! 🔥@jimmy9 gets Kohli first ball and Trent Bridge is absolutely rocking!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 5, 2021