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Anderson: our attack would have run through any line-up today

13 August 2018

The case has been no different during the ongoing Test between England and India. But Bairstow, as he's often done before, held firm while attacking the loose ball.

By this point Bairstow was not with him.

Instead he fell seven short when brilliantly caught one-handed by diving opposing wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik off Pandya.

Jonny Bairstow deserved a century but was out for 93 as England took the gsme away from the tourists.

Anderson's new ball partner Stuart Broad then joined the party with the wicket of Ashwin, who looked good during his 38-ball stay, that also included four fearless hits to the fence.

At stumps Woakes and Co.

Rain clouds began to circle as India came out to bat, but England were able to get nine overs in at them, with Anderson - who claimed a sixth Lord's five-for in the first innings - again the touring side's nemesis.

Pujara and Kohli were involved in a run out which led to Pujara's wicket and turned the match in England's favour. All in all this was a chastening day for India. Again, not much, but on a pitch such as this runs nearly count double.

Bairstow has look at ease on a tough Lord's pitch.

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An early lunch was taken and play is due to resume at 14:00 BST.

"I went from 60 to 80 pretty quickly and all of a sudden started thinking about it".

Surrey's Sam Curran, so impressive in the first game in Birmingham, joined Woakes at the crease when bad light caused an early finish to the day's play.

With the forecast set fair for Saturday, it will be the turn of England's batsmen to drive home the advantage given to them by their bowlers on a day where there were two stoppages for rain spanning more than five hours.

With the sun shining it looked like flawless batting conditions, but the rare rainfall of the previous two days in London still gave the India attack hope they could bowl their side back into he match.

But it was new-ball partner Mohammed Shami who made the breakthrough when Keaton Jennings (11) was lbw playing across the line. 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. Many cricket pundits reckoned his performance in Edgbaston as the best that he has ever bowled in the overseas conditions.

But a promising innings of 28 ended when Pope was lbw to all-rounder Hardik Pandya. No complacency shown from the English bowlers so far.

However, a food item on Lord's lunch menu for the players irked some of the cricket fans in India.

Brief Scores: India 107 (Ravichandran Ashwin 29, Virat Kohli 23; James Anderson 5/20) vs England.

Anderson: our attack would have run through any line-up today