James Anderson on Friday dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara for the 12th time in Test cricket. This is joint most by any bowler against an Indian batsman. India face England in the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham

Batting first, India, led by Jasprit Bumrah, were 125/5 after 34 overs. 

In regular skipper Rohit Sharma’s absence, Pujara opened the batting alongside Shubman Gill. The 35-year-old last opened during India’s two-match Test series against New Zealand last year. Ahead of the Edgbaston game, he had a whopping average of 98.75 in seven innings as an opener. 

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However, Pujara’s solid defence was broken by England’s James Anderson. The pacer, 39 years old, delivered a good length ball around off. The batter was forced to play the ball that bounced more than expected. He edged it and Zak Crawley at second slip took a catch. The Indian veteran as dismissed fir 13 runs in 46 balls. 

Cheteshwar Pujara’s opening partner Shubman Gill made 17. He was done by a closer to off-stump ball by Anderson. The opener edged an out-going ball into Crawley’s hands. 

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India were 53/2 when rain interrupted play, with early Lunch taken on Day 1. 

The 13-run knock was Pujara’s highest first innings score in this series, during which he has been dismissed by Anderson every time. 

Stat: Pujara 1st innings scores this series






Anderson has not dismissed any batter more than Pujara. 

STAT: Batters dismissed most times by Anderson in Tests

12 C Pujara *

11 P Siddle

10 D Warner

9 S Tendulkar/ M CLarke/ Azhar Ali

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England (Playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Sam Billings(w), Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah(c)