The Day 2 of the first Test between India and England ended in rather disappointing way for all the fans as rain spoiled more than half of the day. It looked like the visitors would end the day on top but India suffered another dramatic collapse on Thursday. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got their side off to a fantastic start in the first session.
However, Rohit's dismissal at the stroke of lunch turned the day upside down for India. While KL Rahul went on to score a brilliant half-century at Trent Bridge, he did not get any support from the other end. There was a flurry of wickets in the second session as India went down from 97/1 to 112/4 in a matter of few minutes. While all the wickets were disappointing for Indian fans, the one which would hurt the most would be of Virat Kohli who got out on a golden duck.
Anderson wins first face-off vs Kohli in this series
Ahead of the 5-match Test series, the most-anticipated match up was touted to be between Virat Kohli and James Anderson. The English pacer had troubled Kohli immensely in 2014 but the Indian captain has worked on his technique since then and looks much more comfortable playing in swinging conditions. After Anderson dismissed Pujara, the stage was set for the on-field rivalry to resume in Nottingham.
However, what happened next left everyone in shock! Anderson bowled a full delivery just outside the off stump and Kohli was expected to leave the ball. The 32-year-old, surprisingly, tried to push the ball with an angled bat and found the edge. The ball went straight into the gloves of Jos Buttler and Kohli stood at the crease in despair before making a long walk back towards the pavilion.
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Kohli was out for a first-ball duck and Anderson drew first blood in the highly-anticipated face-off between two of the greatest cricketers in the longest format. Notably, the English pacer also becomes only the first-ever bowler to dismiss Virat Kohli for multiple ducks in international cricket, having also achieved the same in Manchester in 2014.