James Anderson is the most successful fast bowler in the world. The only fast bowler to have taken more than 600 wickets in Test cricket. Anderson has troubled batsmen around the world. On the fifth day of Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium match against India, he changed the stance of the match in his very first over. In the very first over, he broke the defense of Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane.
27th over of Indian innings and first of the day for Anderson. On the second ball, Gill’s off stump began to wave in the air. Gill had just completed his half-century. The ball was coming well on the bat. His timing was also good. But this time he missed. The ball was getting reverse. Anderson pitches the ball full. Pitched outside the off stump and came in after being hit. There was a lot of gap between Gill’s bat and pad and the ball went from his middle to the wickets.
If the ball is swinging reverse, then who can take advantage of it better than Anderson in current cricket? On the fourth ball of the same over, Anderson’s ball hit the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s pad. Strong appeal. Umpire Nitin Menon called it not out. Seemed to be the nearest case. England decided to take a review. This was a very close case in the review. The ball was hitting wickets but it hit the pad outside the off stump, it was given an umpires call. But on the next ball Anderson left no room for the umpire. The ball then reversed and came in as a tapp, and this time also his floor was a wicket.
Then Pant was done
After this, the Indian team was under pressure. Rishabh Pant came to support captain Virat Kohli. Pant has an aggressive playing nature and made him feel like batting in the same manner. He scored 11 runs with the help of 2 fours. The third ball of the 33rd over of the innings was outside the off stump. A little straight. Pant wanted to play it on the leg side with an angle bat. Although he realized that it was difficult to do so, he wanted to adjust but by then it was late. The ball was far from his body and the ball went straight into the fielder’s hand for short cover.