The England cricket team has captured the Test series against Pakistan for the first time in 10 years, with Jack Crowley given the ‘Man of the Match’.
Southampton: James Anderson became the first fast bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket while the third and final rain-interrupted third and final Test against Pakistan was missed on Tuesday on the 5th day after England dropped the Test series against him after 10 years. England won the first Test while the other two Tests were drawn.
just 27 on the 5th day of the third test . 1 over could be thrown and with 15 overs remaining, the umpires announced the end of the game. The game was disrupted for the third and fourth days due to poor light and rain. Pakistan were 187 for 4 in reply to England’s first innings at 583 for 8. The Pakistani team were bowled out for 273 in the first innings.
Babar Azam remained unbeaten on 63 in the second innings. Pakistan lost two wickets and were 100 for two yesterday. Anderson took the 600th wicket off Azhar Ali. Asad Shafiq (21) was sent to the pavilion by Joe Root.
England captain Joe Root took Ali’s catch at first slip as soon as all the players surrounded Anderson. Anderson then took the ball in the right hand and saluted him around the ground. There was not a single spectator in the field because of the coronavirus restrictions applied due to the epidemic.
Anderson, playing his 156th Test, moved up to fourth in the list of highest wicket-takers. He has Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) before him but these three are spinners. Anderson is the second-fastest bowler to reach 600 wickets. He took six balls more than Muralitharan but his 600 wickets would have already been if the catches of 4 Pakistan batsmen had not been missed on the third and fourth day.