The match between Virat Kohli and James Anderson is always one of the most important talking points when India and England tackle each other in Test matches. In 2014, Anderson dominated Kohli and scored his valued wicket four times during the series.
But in 2018, Kohli showed who the boss is and kept the English patient away. He finishes the series as the highest run (593) in the five Tests and does not give his wicket to Anderson.
No wonder the excitement was at its peak when Kohli and Anderson would come face-to-face in the ongoing five-match Test match. Unlike 2018, however, Anderson this time took advantage of Kohli and fired the Indian captain for a golden duck on day 2 of the Nottingham Test.
After bringing in the hosts for just 183, the visitors got off to a pretty good start with their first innings. In fact, they were in a strong position while they were after lunch, well placed at 97/1. But at the start of the second session, Anderson, who could not get a wicket in the first session, returned strongly, hitting back-to-back wickets to roar India.
It all happened during the 41st over of India’s first innings when Anderson was removed Cheteshwar Pujara on the second ball of his innings. The ‘Burnley Express’ not just stopped there when he sent Kohli back the next delivery for a duck.
Anderson picks up in the famous uncertainty corridor outside the stump, and the red ladder snaps away and pulls Kohli into the forward thrust, only to find an edge flying towards the goalkeeper.
Here is the video:
WOWWWW! 🔥@ jimmy9 gets Kohli’s first ball and Trent Bridge is absolutely rocking!
– England Cricket (@englandcricket) 5 August 2021
Before the game was stopped due to poor lights in the 47th over, India put 125/4 on the scoreboard. Opener KL Rahul is well set at 57 next door Rishabh pants, which is unbeaten at 7.