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The first day of the Edgbaston Test between India and England continues. Batting first after losing the toss, India had lost two wickets till lunch. James Anderson gave both these shocks to Team India. He first got Shubman Gill (17) caught by Jack Crawley at slips. After this, Cheteshwar Pujar was also caught by Crowley in the slips itself. Pujara’s bad phase in international cricket continues. He has scored 206 runs in the last 10 innings in Tests. During this he has returned to the pavilion on zero twice. In the same year, Pujara was dropped from the Test team after a poor performance on the South African tour. He was not included in the Test series against Sri Lanka. However, he returned to the team after a stellar run in county cricket. Pujara had scored 720 runs in eight innings of five matches in the County Championship Division Two tournament at an average of 120.00. This included two double centuries and two centuries. After this the selectors reposed faith in him and included him in the Test team for the tour of England. However, he failed here as well and was dismissed for just 13 runs in the first innings. Pujara was sent to the opening with Shubman. However, on a fine delivery from Anderson, he was caught at slip to Crowley. Anderson also made a record with this. He dismissed Pujara for the 12th time in Tests. Anderson achieved the feat of dismissing Pujara for the most number of times in Tests. After Pujara, Anderson has dismissed Peter Siddle (11 times) the most times. At the same time, David Warner is at number three.
Most dismissals by Anderson in Tests
- 12: Cheteshwar Pujara
- 11: Peter Siddle
- 10: David Warner
- 9: Sachin Tendulkar/Michael Clarke/Azhar Ali
The current Test is a part of the Test series held last year. Then the fifth test was postponed due to Corona. The same test is being rescheduled now. In the first innings of the last four Tests of this series, Pujara could score four runs, nine runs, one run and four runs. At the same time, Pujara could score 13 runs in the first innings of the fifth Test. Anderson got him out in the first innings of these five Tests.
Pujara has been India’s third-highest run-scorer in Tests since January 1, 2021. He has scored 823 runs in 31 innings of 17 Tests at a modest average of 27.43. This includes seven fifties. However, he has not scored a single century. Pant is the highest run-scorer since January 1, 2021 with more than a thousand runs. Rohit Sharma is at number two with 996 runs.
Along with this, Anderson also made another record in his name. He has reached number three in terms of taking most wickets in Tests against any team except the Ashes series (England vs Australia). Anderson has taken 137 wickets in Tests against India. The first number in this list is former West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose. He took 164 wickets against England.
Most wickets in Tests against a team other than the Ashes
- 164: Curtly Ambrose (West Indies) vs England
- 145: Courtney Walsh (West Indies) vs England
- 136: James Anderson (England) vs India
- 135: Courtney Walsh (West Indies) vs Australia
The first day of the Edgbaston Test between India and England continues. Batting first after losing the toss, India had lost two wickets till lunch. James Anderson gave both these shocks to Team India. He first got Shubman Gill (17) caught by Jack Crawley at slips. After this, Cheteshwar Pujar was also caught by Crowley in the slips itself.