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Bairstow and Woakes put England in strong position

Bairstow and Woakes put England in strong position

After the entire first day was lost to rain, further wet conditions forced a delayed start with England captain Joe Root eventually winning the toss and putting India in to bat on Friday.

Anderson, who has 544 Test wickets, will have his eyes on equaling Ian Botham's record of 27 five-wicket hauls in the longest format.

Root was clearly hoping that the lingering damp and overcast conditions would benefit Anderson and the 36-year-old took full advantage with some outstanding swing bowling.

After a rain delay, things got really ugly for the visitors.

In the first over back, Kohli, off strike, refused an easy single called by Pujara.

Kohli scored a gritty century in the first Test against England at Edgbaston, which was also his maiden hundred in the country.The innings helped Kohli exorcise the demons of 2014 England tour, when he scored only 134 runs in 10 innings.

After a light shot to point from Pujara, Kohli began running to the risky striker's end, but soon changed his mind as he realised the risk of the situation.




Just as at Edgbaston, fortune it seemed was on the side of the Indian captain, CricViz calculated that Anderson has induced 33 false shots from Kohli in this series without dismissing him - a number that would typically produce 2.75 wickets.

Not even their woeful slip catching could hold England back, twice Jos Buttler dropped chances, twice he caught the same batsman the very next ball.

The Indian batsmen have themselves to blame as much as the top-class bowling from the English fast-bowlers led by James Anderson.

England won the first Test by 31 runs.

For the 37th time in a row, Kohli altered the team on Frida, bringing in Cheteshwar Pujara in place of Shikhar Dhawan and also including Kuldeep Yadav ahead of Umesh Yadav. It left Pujara stranded as Ollie Pope, presented with his Test cap by Alec Stewart in the morning, started his debut with a simple run out.

Earlier, India made a decision to play with two spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav, whereas Cheteshwar Pujara had a horrific return to Test cricket. They took a couple of overs to find the proper line and length to bowl at the two left-handed opening batsmen.