Anderson becomes first England bowler to hit 900-point mark

Kristopher Nichols
August 14, 2018

"Dismal Indians at Lord's.everyone remotely connected with Indian Cricket knows where the problem lies or stems from.but will not utter a word for want of strength of character & courage of conviction.which is even more depressing really than the batting debacle actually.!" wrote former India spinner Bedi.

While India's captain Virat Kohli offered no excuses for the capitulation, Indian commentators highlighted how the Indian top order has faltered in all four Test innings so far with opener Murali Vijay getting a pair at Lord's and Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara failing to fire. At lunch, India were 17 for 2.

In September 2017, Anderson took the 500th scalp of his Test career.

England had earlier declared on 396-7 - with Woakes 137 not out, his first test century - during the opening session of the fourth day.

"An all-round performance by England".

James Anderson took 4-23 to finish with nine wickets in the match and Stuart Broad shone with 4-44 as India were bowled out for 130.

How the Indian team reacts after this reversal and how the under-fire players walk out again when the third Test begins at Trent Bridge will now only give us an indication of their character, but it will also help them save their own careers.

Post tea, Ravichandran Ashwin (33 not out) and Hardik Pandya (26) added 55 runs for the seventh wicket, the highest for India in two innings of this Test.

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"India are doing everything they can, but.we've given them nothing".

"Coming back into the side - as someone that's always been a big part of the squad for a long period of time now - it's great to see him [Woakes] taste some rewards, " England captain Joe Root said.

Anderson returned in the evening with light rain falling, and bowled Kuldeep for a duck before trapping Mohammad Shami lbw to put England on the brink. They not learning from mistakes has been very disappointing to watch.

Yorkshire were furious because Rashid, 30, had signed a white-ball only county contract that meant he was only available to play limited-overs matches for them. I'm so chuffed to bits for Chris; he fitted in beautifully.

"To get a hundred and be on the honours board is something that will stay with me forever", said Woakes. "I was feeling in really good rhythm". "The conditions were in our favour but you still have to ask questions and we did".

There was a second mature performance in a row too from another all-rounder in Sam Curran while any thoughts of Stokes playing instead of a batsman would surely be ruled out by a debut of promise from Ollie Pope. When we lost the South Africa series, the players spoke about tight scheduling and lack of practice games.

Here are few of the tweets of former Indian cricketers:Very poor from India. While we all want to stand by our team and support them when they don't do well, going down without a fight is very disappointing to watch.

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