After rain played spoilsport on the first day of play between England and India at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, the match finally got underway. Shikhar Dhawan, who faltered at Edgbaston, was dropped and KL Rahul was entrusted to open the batting. Murali Vijay was the other opener. Cheteshwar Pujara, who missed the opening Test, was also drafted in.
England pacer James Anderson made the leather talk in the very first over and hit the right channels to test the technique of Vijay.
In the 5th ball of the first over, Anderson churned out a full-length delivery. The seam was pointed towards the slip cordon, which indicated that it was destined to move away after pitching. The batsman didn’t seem to pick the delivery. The ball came in with the angle and then jagged away off the seam. Vijay played for the inward movement and was completely beaten.
He played all around it and was never in a position to play down the vicious ball. The cherry went to smack the stumps after which Vijay was left in utter bewilderment.
Here’s the video:
— Hit wicket (@sukhiaatma69) August 10, 2018