The pair's history has been hyped in recent days, with both men asked about it in their pre-match press duties and highlights of their duels on official social media.

England started the day with Anderson and Robinson in tandem, the latter getting the nod ahead of Stuart Broad, but India openers Rohit Sharma (36) and Lokesh Rahul (57 not out) stood firm against a decent examination.

The first hour saw India add only 26 to the overnight score of 21 but Rahul emerged after the drinks break with renewed ambition, repeatedly putting away Broad and Sam Curran when they ventured too full.

Things were looking decidedly one-sided until Robinson chanced a bouncer in the final over before the break, hustling Sharma into an ungainly hook that sailed into Curran’s hands at fine leg.

Robinson was close to adding Pujara when he left a big nip-backer shortly after the restart, but he overturned the lbw decision on height.

With Anderson working his way into a magnificent spell at the other end, there was nowhere for Pujara to hide. The ball was whistling towards off stump until it straightened up a little, clipped the edge of the bat and settled in Jos Buttler’s gloves. Pujara made 4.

Enter Kohli, who has been trading blows with Anderson since 2012.

The pair’s history has been hyped in recent days, with both men asked about it in their pre-match press duties and highlights of their duels on official social media.

No surprise, then, that Anderson reacted so emotively when his very first offering took care of the India skipper.

It was a lovely ball, with the seam upright holding its position perfectly through the air and kicking slightly off the surface, but Kohli was pushing with hard hands as he looked for firm contact. As soon as Buttler closed his gloves around it, Anderson was leaping in the air, racing towards point and basking in the moment.

“I feel like I’ve challenged Virat in that area before. He either played or missed or left it. He’s always been good enough to sort of getting through and today it was just one of those days where he nicked it. Getting Kohli out that early was quite unusual.”

“He’s such a big wicket. To bowl the ball exactly where I wanted it to and for him to nick it as well. It was just an outpouring of emotions to get the team back into the game. Getting their best player out is something that doesn’t happen all that often.”

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