Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: India’s batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara failed to continue his from where he left off at Leeds. In the ongoing fourth Test, James Anderson got rid of India’s No.3 as the latter could only make 4 runs during his short stay at Oval. He ended up edging an outside off delivery to wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. It’s the third time that the Indian batsman got out to Anderson in the ongoing Test series. Anderson on Thursday took the wicket of Pujara for record 11th instance in Test cricket. He overtook Australia spinner Nathan Lyon who has dismissed Pujara 10 times.
Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara is James Anderson’s bunny- check why
Bowlers dismissing Pujara most in Tests:
11 James Anderson*
10 Nathan Lyon
7 Pat Cummins
6 Josh Hazlewood
Pujara had played innings of 45 and 91 in the last two Test matches after overcoming his lean patch in England. He would look to work on his defence to ensure he doesn’t easily get out to Anderson and Ollie Robinson. The duo has created problems for the right-handed batsman in the Test series.
Pujara last 3 Test scorecards:
|India vs England||1 & 91||25-Aug-2021|
|India vs England||9 & 45||12-Aug-2021|
|India vs England||4 & 12*||04-Aug-2021|
India lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara as England dominated the opening session of the fourth Test of the five-match series at the Kennington Oval on Thursday. At lunch, India’s score read 54/3.
In the first session, 25 overs were bowled and the English bowlers made sure they repaid the faith shown by skipper Joe Root as he won the toss and decided to bowl. Sent into bat, the Indian openers — Rohit and Rahul — mixed caution with aggression and the duo saw out the opening spells of James Anderson and Ollie Robinson. However, the introduction of Chris Woakes paid off straight away as he dismissed Rohit (11), ending the 28-run opening stand.
Pujara next joined Rahul in the middle and the duo found the going tough and they did not score a single run for almost five overs, and this eventually brought about a wicket, as Rahul (17) was trapped in front by Ollie Robinson, reducing India to 28/2.
Pujara (4) also failed to leave a mark with the bat as he chased a wide delivery and his wicket was grabbed by James Anderson, reducing India to 39/3 in the 20th over.
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(with ANI inputs)