James Anderson nip Gill and Rahane's Stumps flying in massive run-chase, Watch

England veteran pacer James Anderson was at the top of his game, generating a brilliant reverse-swing to dismiss Shubman Gill as well as Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on the final day of the Chennai Test.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 09, 2021 12:44 IST
James Anderson nip Gill and Rahane's Stumps flying in massive run-chase, Watch
England veteran pacer Jimmy Anderson's fierce spell 5-3-6-3. (Image credit: twitter/ICC)

IND vs ENG 1st Test: As India is battling with England in the opening Test being played at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. England veteran pacer James Anderson was at the top of his game, generating a brilliant reverse-swing to dismiss Shubman Gill as well as Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on the final day of the Chennai Test. The English vastly experienced pacemen generated reverse swing to dismiss the three Indian batters and turned the game on its head in a matter of three top deliveries.

The visitors are on top of the game right now led by their bowlers while Virat Kohli-led Team India will need something special to even save this Test from hereon. India is torturing at 156/6 and still needs 264 more to take lead in the series. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is lone fighting in the middle and notched his 24th Test fifty and remains unbeaten on 50 while R Ashwin is not out on 9. 

Once Joe Root threw him the ball to Anderson shows how you can take wickets for fun with reverse swing even if you don't have the ruthless pace. Anderson took out Gill's stumps flying in the 27th over of an improbable 420-run chase in Chennai. Then, he nipped Rahane's off stump again the fifth ball to stun India. Meanwhile, Rahane escaped a close LBW call off the 4th ball of the same over.

Earlier on Day 5, Team India came with a great reputation after what they did in Australia. In fact, they started so well with Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill, but Leach got one to turn and Pujara closed the bat face early to edge one to slip. Then Gill played some attacking shots once Bess came on. He then outsmarted Pant with a slower ball to literally close the Indian door.

Dominic Bess managed to get Washi out and then R Ashwin got a few blows off Jofra Archer and survived along with his skipper Virat Kohli. England look really set to wrap this up in the next two sessions.