Friday, 24 September, 2021

Anderson double revives England

India captain Virat Kohli was out for nought first ball as his side suffered a spectacular collapse against England in the first Test at Trent Bridge, with England great James Anderson taking two wickets in two balls on Thursday's second day.

Kohli was caught behind off Anderson by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler one ball after Cheteshwar Pujara fell to the same combination for four.

India had been in total command at 97-0 in reply to England's meagre first innings 183 but then lost four wickets for 15 runs either side of lunch as they slumped to 112-4.

When bad light -- followed soon afterwards by rain, the tourists were 125-4, a deficit of 58 runs. And that was the score when an early tea was called.

One consolation for India was that recalled opener KL Rahul was still there on 57 not out.