Indian opener Murali Vijay became the sixth Indian opener to be dismissed for pair in a Test match during the 2nd Test at Lord’s against England.


On day two, James Anderson had cleaned up Vijay for 0 in the first over of the match in the first innings while in the second essay, the Tamil Nadu batsman got an inside edge of Anderson to depart for his second consecutive duck.

The other five openers to have recorded a pair are:

Pankaj Roy vs England, Manchester, 1952

Farokh Engineer vs West Indies, Mumbai , 1975

Wasim Jaffer vs Bangladesh, Chittagong, 2007

Virender Sehwag vs England, Edgbaston, 2011

Shikhar Dhawan vs South Africa, Mohali, 2015

Murali Vijay vs England, Lord’s, 2018

Murali Vijay has had a tough time in this tour as he scored 20 and six in the first Test followed by two ducks at Lord’s. In fact, in his last 10 overseas innings Vijay has failed to go past the 50-run mark (1, 13, 46, 9, 8, 25, 20, 6, 0, 0).