England seamer James Anderson produced a three-wicket burst to help reduce India to 4-56 at lunch on the opening day of the third Test at Headingley.

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss but was left to rue his decision to bat as Anderson wrecked India’s top order with a superb display of seam bowling on Wednesday.

Opener Rohit Sharma was batting on 15 at the break, having lost Ajinkya Rahane to the final ball before the lunch break, with a huge rebuilding job ahead for the tourists.

Anderson gave England a dream start, dismissing in-form opener KL Rahul in the first over.

Rahul fell caught behind for a duck, attempting a drive even before getting his eye in.

Next man in Cheteshwar Pujara scored one before edging Anderson, the batsman looking in two minds about which way the ball would swing.

Anderson followed with the prize wicket of Kohli, who fell in a similar manner, and let out a roar in celebrating the dismissal.

Rahane made 18 before edging Ollie Robinson, giving Jos Buttler his fourth catch of a busy morning.

India, who lead the five-match series 1-0, fielded an unchanged squad while England made two changes.

Dawid Malan replaced out-of-form Dom Sibley while Craig Overton was picked ahead of uncapped Saqib Mahmood to replace injured seamer Mark Wood.

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