James Anderson will be turning 42 later this year but the England great isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Now, at the fag end of his career, Anderson continues to be the lynchpin of England’s fast bowling attack. From the lush green decks in the UK to the dust bowls and spin-friendly tracks in the Indian sub-continent, Anderson has showcased his class across the cricketing spectrum. Currently, on his 6th Test tour of India, Anderson, somehow, continues to be a handy customer.
In the ongoing second Test in Visakhapatnam, Anderson bagged three wickets in the first innings.
In the second innings so far, Anderson has once again managed to bag a couple.
In the morning session on Day 1, Anderson produced a ripper to leave India captain Rohit Sharma dumbfounded.
Anderson rattled Rohit’s stumps with a superb delivery that pitched and moved away from the right-hander.
The class of Anderson.
– What a dream ball to dismiss Rohit Sharma.pic.twitter.com/yGCabF5N7b
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 4, 2024
Despite Anderson’s best efforts, India managed to gain a stronghold over England in this second Test.
Meanwhile, Prolific England batter Joe Root was forced to leave the field after copping a blow on his right little finger during the morning session on day 3.
Root sustained the injury during the 18th over of India’s second innings when he tried to catch an edge from Shubman Gill in the slips.
Facing a length ball on off from spinner Tom Hartley, Gill went forward and played with hard hands, only to get a thick edge which flew towards the left of Root in the slip cordon.
The former England skipper managed to get a finger to the ball but could not complete the catch as the ball went for a boundary.
“Joe Root sustained an external blow to his right little finger, attempting a slip catch in the first session of D3,” England team management said in an update.
“The England medical team will keep him off the field for the time being to treat and ice. At this stage, there is no indication of when he will return to the field.”
(With PTI Inputs)
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