James Anderson gets milestone 600th against Pakistan but third Test drawn


By: Reuters | Southampton |

Updated: August 25, 2020 11:25:14 pm

James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Pakistan’s Azhar Ali. (Source: Reuters)

James Anderson grew to become the primary seam bowler to take 600 Test wickets but England needed to accept a draw against Pakistan after a rain-hit remaining day of the third Test on the Rose Bowl on Tuesday.

The vacationers reached 187 for 4 of their second innings on the shut, batting for 27.1 overs on the quick remaining day, nonetheless 123 runs in need of England’s large 583 for eight declared.

Anderson’s milestone had seemed below risk after rain and a moist outfield prevented play within the first two periods, but quickly after the beginning he picked up the wicket of Pakistan captain Azhar Ali (31) with an edge to Joe Root at slip.

England claimed the sequence 1-Zero after successful the primary Test in Manchester by three wickets, with the final two matches in Southampton each drawn after being blighted by dangerous climate.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam struck a breezy 63 not out to make sure there was no dramatic collapse within the remaining session, a well timed half-century within the gloom of the Rose Bowl.

There appeared to be reduction as a lot as pleasure for Anderson (2-45) after his historic second as he additional cemented his place as considered one of Test cricket’s greats after coming into the match below stress amid discuss amongst some pundits that he ought to retire.

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His match haul of 7-101 suggests in any other case and he might have a brand new milestone in sight with Test cricket’s third-highest wicket-taker, former spinner Anil Kumble (619) not too far forward.

Aside from Anderson’s achievement, England will take loads of positives from the Test, not least a profession finest 267 for Zak Crawley and second Test century for Jos Buttler, who scored 152 because the pair placed on 359 for the fifth wicket within the house innings.

England stay third within the ICC’s Test Championship desk with 292 factors, adrift of leaders India (360 factors). Their subsequent Test fixture is unsure as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

England and Pakistan will begin a three-match Twenty20 sequence on Friday.

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