The veteran seamer dished out an incredible display of reverse swing bowling during the morning session in Chennai to bowl opener Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane with unplayable deliveries.
Anderson twice sent the Indian off-stump cartwheeling with perfectly-pitched deliveries that hooped late to burst through the right-handers front-foot defences.
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Jimmy bowls FILTHY over!
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In between the wickets was a third stunner that struck Rahane on the pad, but the umpires on-field call of not out was upheld on review.
CricViz data shows that is was only the second time in Andersons career that he has bowled two batsmen in one over. The first time was in his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 2003.
There is a reason Jimmy Anderson is one of the best we have seen. In his first over we saw three reasons, India broadcast legend Harsha Bhogle tweeted.
Thats why hes the England bowling (GOAT) … one of the best overs in Test cricket history, wrote Piers Morgan.
Meanwhile, Will Macpherson of the Evening Standard wrote: Oh my god. This is filthy from Anderson.
There is a reason Jimmy Anderson is one of the best we have seen. In his first over we saw three reasons……
Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 9, 2021
That was the third time in James Anderson’s career that he’s bowled two batsmen in the same over. It happened in his very first Test against Zimbabwe in 2003 and against South Africa in 2017. #IndvEng
The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) February 9, 2021
James Anderson has bowled almost 6000 overs in Test cricket, but there’s a very decent chance this is the best one. #INDvENG
Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) February 9, 2021
Oh my god. This is filthy from Anderson. Rahane bowled by another huge hooper. We’ve had an umpire’s call review too. What an over. 92-4.
Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) February 9, 2021