WATCH: England pacer James Anderson strikes on first balls on Day 2 against Australia in 4th Ashes Test

On Day 2, England and Anderson got off to a dream start as he got a wicket on the very first ball of the day.

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Star England pacer James Anderson made a comeback after two games in the English playing XI. He was fielded against Australia in the fourth Test of the ongoing Ashes 2023. However, on Day 1 of the game, Anderson failed to impress fans and netizens with his bowling performance. He failed to grab a wicket while his colleagues troubled visitors.

Meanwhile, on Day 2, England and Anderson got off to a dream start as he got a wicket on the very first ball of the day. Anderson dismissed Pat Cummins on the first ball of the 84th over as England bundled up Australia soon on Day 2. Notably, after participating in the first game, Anderson was rested for the next two matches. He made a comeback in the Manchester Test, as it's a do-or-die game for the hosts.

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Earlier in the match, England skipper Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bowl first. His decision went well with the team, as Australia lost both openers within 15 overs. However, half-centuries from Marnus Labuschange and Mitchell Marsh helped spectators put up a decent score. Both Marsh and Labuschange scored 51 runs off 60 and 115 balls, respectively. Apart from them, Steve Smith and Travis Head also scored 41 and 48 runs, respectively.

Chris Woakes created Hovock in the Australian line-up

Despite their quick knocks, England pacer Chris Woakes created hoopla with his bowling performance. Woakes took five wickets and helped England restrict Australia to a mere 317/10 in the first innings. Apart from Woakes, Anderson, Mark Wood, and Moeen Ali clinched one wicket each. On the other hand, Stuart Broad got two wickets too.

In response, England got the worst possible start as opener Ben Duckett was dismissed by Mitchell Starc in the third over of the inning. Duckett scored just one run off six balls. Notably, England once again sent Moeen Ali to bat at number three as they are looking to strengthen the middle and lower middle order in the most important game.

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