James Anderson, The King of Lords.

James Anderson, a very familiar name for the cricket fans throughout the world. The English speedster was the integral part of the England cricket across all the formats of the game. Though he took the retirement from limited over formats, he is still the key bowler for England team in the test cricket. His experience proved handy for the success of England in the red ball cricket, since past few years. 

Jimmy is known as the undisputed king of swing. He can swing the ball in both the ways and his abilities in terms of handling the new ball are damn too high. He always provide good starts to his team with the ball, helps the coming bowlers to spend the time freely and ease the pressure. With the recently concluded first innings, he now picked 99 wickets at Lord's, one short to achieve an epic feat in the history of England Cricket.

King of swing, steal the show at Lords!

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The story of ongoing test series between India and England was a tipsy-topsy curve. But for a change, it was all between a player versus team. Anderson was all over team India with his fierce swingers, rattling batsmen all over. The rain gods were playing a start-stop game with both the teams on day two, after a completely washed out day one. England have couldn’t asked for a better start on day two, with Jimmy striking too early to dismiss Vijay of his fifth ball, without opening his account of runs.

The domination of Anderson kept growing bigger as the game was progressing. There was an early break for the game after six overs, where the rain gods came into the picture yet again so early. Although, that was enough for Jimmy to remove openers right away of the game. He got rid of Vijay and Rahul in that very short phase of six overs, after which the game was played by rain and forced the teams to take an early lunch.

The conditions were absolutely in favour of the seam bowlers, where Anderson was well accompanied by Chris Woakes to wrap up the Indian team in the short span of play happened on day two. Anderson started with four slips and by the end of first couple of sessions, there were eventually six men beside Jonny Bairstow, waiting for an edge to happen. Such was the dominance of the bowler, where he was absolutely on the mark, with what he was expected to do at Lords.

Only 35.2 overs of play was possible on day two, courtesy being the England weather conditions. That was actually more than sufficient for the England bowlers to close the first chapter of Indian team. Team India could manage only a 107 runs on the board by the end of the day, surrendering to the quality seam bowling of England team, led by James Anderson. He ended up with a top notch fifer. He was supported by Chris Woakes, who picked a couple of wickets including the all important wicket of Indian skipper, Virat Kohli.

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