Starting the post-lunch session on 73 for two, the visitors lost 4 wickets for just 67 runs scored as Alastair Cook's decision to bowl first on a green pitch paid rich dividends.
Ajinkya Rahane (26 not out, 63 balls, 3 fours) and Stuart Binny (6 not out, 11 balls, 1 four) were battling it out at the break, as English bowlers made adjustments to their line and lengths from the morning session, earning rich dividends in the last two hours of play.
The slide started for India immediately after lunch when James Anderson (2-19) got Virat Kohli (25 runs, 34 balls, 4 fours) to nick a sharp out-swinger from good length.      

The batsman had been lucky not to have been dismissed before lunch when keeper Matt Prior had dropped him off Moeen Ali's last ball of that session. But he couldn't capitalise on it, adding just 5 more runs after the break, with Prior pouching it this time without mistake this time.
Cheteshwar Pujara was then joined in by Rahane and the two pushed India past the 100-run mark in the 37th over of the innings.
But Pujara (28) didn't last long after that, bowled by a beauty from Ben Stokes (1-24) that beat his bat and pad to straighten out and hit the middle stump.      

It was a great spell from the bowler to remove India's best batsman on display till then. Pujara stayed for 117 balls, hitting 4 fours.
He was dismissed in the 42nd over and within nine overs, skipper MS Dhoni (1) and Ravindra Jadeja (3) were back in the pavilion as well. Dhoni was caught behind off the bowling of Stuart Broad (1-35) while Jadeja, who had walked in to boos from the Lord's crowd, was LBW off Ali (1-17).

Anderson becomes highest wicket-taker in England

At the centre of controversy surrounding his alleged altercation with Ravindra Jadeja in Trent Bridge, fast bowler James Anderson on Thursday replaced Fred Trueman as England's highest wicket-taker in the Old Blighty, where he has accounted for 230 scalps.

Another Englishman, Trueman, had taken 229 wickets in this country, while former captain Ian Botham (226) was second in the list.
Anderson went past Trueman when he had India opener Shikhar Dhawan caught in the third slip by Gary Ballance on the first day of the second Test at Lord's.      

The 30-year-old Anderson has taken 359 wickets overall in 95 Tests at an average of 30.50, with 11/71 being his best match haul.

India: MS Dhoni (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Matt Prior, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad, Liam Plunkett, James Anderson.


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