England vs India 2nd Test Day 1: Anderson leaves India in tatters despite Rahane’s century

Anderson dismissed Dhawan, Kohli, Binny and Rahane

Anderson dismissed Dhawan, Kohli, Binny and Rahane

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England pace bowler James Anderson ripped through India’s batting line-up with four wickets to leave them in tatters despite Ajinkya Rahane’s superb century on the first day of the second Test at Lord’s.

England captain Alastair Cook would have been delighted with his decision to bowl first after India opener Shikhar Dhawan was caught by Gary Ballance at third slip off the bowling of Anderson for seven runs.

Murali Vijay managed to make 24 runs before he was also caught by Ballance at third slip, but only off the bowling of Liam Plunkett.

Virat Kohli scored 25 runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Anderson.

Cheteshwar became the third Indian batsmen to be dismissed in the twenties when he was cleaned up by Ben Stokes for 28.

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to have an impact with the bat as he was caught behind off the bowling of Stuart Broad for just one run.

Ravindra Jadeja fared no better as he was given out lbw off the bowling of Moeen Ali for three runs.

Stuart Binny only made nine runs before he was given out lbw off the bowling of Anderson.

However, Binny’s wicket stirred up some controversy since replays showed that the ball was going over the stumps.

Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar stabilised the innings with a 90-run partnership, during which Rahane brought up his half-century, before Kumar was clean bowled by Broad for 36.

Rahane went on to score his second Test century before he was brilliantly caught and bowled by Anderson for 103 off 154 balls, which included 15 boundaries and a six.

Rahane is all smiles after bringing up his second Test century

Rahane is all smiles after bringing up his second Test century

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Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma managed to amass an unbeaten 15-run partnership before stumps was called.

Shami finished on 14 off 16 balls, which included two boundaries, while Sharma remained undefeated on 12 off 11 deliveries, which also included two boundaries.

Anderson was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Broad snapped up two and Ali, Plunkett and Stokes chipped in with one wicket apiece.

India ended day one on 290/9 and will continue batting tomorrow at 11:00 local time or 10:00 GMT.

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