Anderson dismisses Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane: The veteran English seamer dismissed two Indian batsmen in the same over.
During the fifth day of the first Test of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Chennai, veteran England seamer James Anderson made an instant impact on the match by dismissing two Indian batsman in only his first over.
Chasing a 420-run target, India were reduced to 92/4 in the first hour after batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara (15) and Shubman Gill (50) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (0) returned back to the pavilion in the morning session.
Anderson, who was introduced into the attack for the first time by England captain Joe Root in the 27th over, left both Gill and Rahane clueless against a supreme over of reverse swing.
Both the right-handed batsmen were found wanting when the ball came into them. In what were two identical dismissals, both Gill and Rahane were guilty of playing the wrong line and leaving a huge gap between their bat and pad.
After England spinner Jack Leach made early inroads into the Indian batting lineup, it was Anderson who dismissed three Indian batsmen including wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant (11). With more than 300 runs to win at this point in time, India need stellar knocks from the likes of captain Virat Kohli and all-rounder Washington Sundar.
James Anderson dismisses Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane
How Twitterati reacted:
Jimmy Anderson. Clinic!
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) February 9, 2021
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 9, 2021
Reverse swing is back. One of the great skills of the game. Anderson showing absolute class. Stumps cart wheeling as well, we are back to the 70s today. #IndvEng
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) February 9, 2021
James Anderson is on fire 🔥 #INDvENG
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) February 9, 2021
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