England have dominated proceedings with bat and ball in the 3rd Test against India © Getty Images

By Arunabha Sengupta

Ageas Bowl: Jul 29, 2014

England have done a good job in the morning session against India, feels Mike Atherton. His normal poker face would give nothing away, but walking into the press box, the former England captain expressed satisfaction with the team’s efforts during the first two hours of play.

“They have bowled well and have done really well to get rid of the two batsmen. Vijay as we all know has been a thorn in the flesh all series, and Pujara can stick around for long. Now, Kohli as we all know is expected to score a big one and he will be the wicket the England bowlers will look for now.”

He hoped Chris Jordan would be able to bowl better in the following sessions. “He has been erratic, but then cricketers are not robots who will come in and perform every day. There are some periods which will not be so good. I hope he finds his rhythm in the afternoon.”

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(Arunabha Sengupta is a cricket historian and Chief Cricket Writer at CricketCountry.He writes about the history and the romance of the game, punctuated often by opinions about modern day cricket, while his post-graduate degree in statistics peeps through in occasional analytical pieces. The author of three novels, he can be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/senantix)