India vs England 2020-21, 4th Test: These are the records scripted on Day 1
India is showing no remorse to England for the Anthony de Mello Trophy in the continuing four-Test series. As things have come down to the final Test in Ahmedabad, the host is desperate for a win while it eyes a bigger picture. Meanwhile, Day 1 essentially went in India's favour.
Team India yet again came up with top performance to push England onto the backfoot on Day 1 of the fourth and final Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. While the visitor was skittled out for 205, India is trailing by 181 runs in the first innings. Meanwhile, there were a couple of small records scripted as we take a look.
James Anderson scripts a unique one
Anderson managed to get rid of young opener Shubman Gill for a duck. As a result, he is now the joint-best Test bowler to have dismissed the most batsmen on a duck. Along with Glenn McGrath, Anderson has done it on 104 occasions.
Mark the date
Promptly, this might not exactly be a record, but it's worth noting. Considering the Indian bowlers, as for the number of wickets, here's how it goes: Axar Patel (4), Ravichandran Ashwin (3), Mohammed Siraj (2) and Washington Sundar (1). Now, check out today's date: 4/3/21. Tada!
Winning the toss, English skipper Joe Root elected to bat first, with England getting bundled out for 205, with Patel creating havoc once again, along with Ashwin, despite Ben Stokes's 50. In reply, India, too, is off to a shaky start, with Anderson gaining the upper hand initially.
Brief scores: England 205 (Stokes 55; Patel 4/68, Ashwin 3/47) leads India 24/1 (Pujara 15*; Anderson 1/0) by 181 runs