James Anderson celebrates after taking the wicket from Indian captain Virat Kohli.© AFP
Virat Kohli against James Anderson is always a delightful match and after what happened in the second Test, the spotlight was on the Indian captain when he ran into trouble with India at four for two. Kohli hit a boundary and had played 16 balls carefully, but the experienced English pacer threw one full outside the stump and managed to lure the Indian skipper into a foul shot. The ball took the outside edge of Kohli’s bat and ended up in the hands of Jos Buttler behind the stumps. After taking the big wicket from Kohli, Anderson looked all charged up as he celebrated animatedly with his teammates.
We think @jimmy9 enjoyed this one!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 25, 2021
England Cricket’s Twitter handle posted a video of the firing, captioning it as “We think @jimmy9 liked this one!”
Earlier in the third Test, Kohli had won the toss and opted to hit at Headingley.
The decision soon backfired as Anderson set the tone in the first over himself when he removed centurion from Lord’s Test KL Rahul for a four-ball duck.
A few overs later, the 39-year-old managed to get the outside edge of Cheteshwar Pujara’s bat to push India on the back foot early in the match. Pujara made one.
Just before lunch on Day 1, Ollie Robinson took the wicket from Ajinkya Rahane to break the 35-run tie.
India finished the first session at 56/4 with Rohit Sharma not out of 15.
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