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Pakistan stumped 126/5 on the first day of the second Test due to rain and poor light cuts.
Anderson had scored 2–35 in 15 overs and took eight wickets for 600 runs in Tests.
All four of England’s fast bowlers enjoyed success, only to have Pakistan opener Abid Ali fall to slip twice – offering long-term resistance during the 60s innings.
Anderson was able to take just six wickets in three matches last season, averaging over 41.
By his own admission, he was not at his best with a 1-67 match during England’s three-wicket win in the first Test at their Old Trafford home ground last week.
But rumors of a 38-year denial he was considering retirement, England captain Joe Root said on the eve of the match: “To question Jimmy’s ability and his record – do so at your own risk.”
And it was not England’s all-time leading wicket taker after Pakistan’s captain. Azhar Ali Won the toss
Under favorable conditions for Anderson’s bowling, he needed just eight balls for Shaan Masood, fresh from his test-best 156, lbw with Inswinger for the left-hander.
Masood was so clearly out, he did not bother to review the verdict.
Pakistan should have been 7/2, but Abid was eliminated from third slip by Dom Sibley. Stuart broad.
Azhar was under pressure after becoming a captain in November after just one fifty in 10 innings, when he was playing defensively as an all-rounder, when he was dismissed for seven. Chris voxThe ball went to his stumps without dislodging the bails.
Vox again suffered when he fell to Abid’s second slip at age 21, Rory Burns.
But Pakistan’s fortunes ran out when Azhar delivered a full length Anderson at the age of 20, and this time Burns caught a nice, short catch to leave Pakistan at 78/2.
Anderson’s only bowler to take more than 592 Test wickets is a trio of retired spinners.
Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan scored 800, while Shane Warne of Australia scored 708 and Anil Kumble from India 619.
Abid completed a 99-ball half-century with six fours after tea.
But left-arm seamer Sam Curran, left in place of fast bowler Jofra Archer, took Abid to slip after two bowlers with a right-arm bowler.
Sibli gets Broad caught to slip for his apparent relief as Asad Shafiq gets out cheaply.
Alam, a prolific run-getter in Pakistan domestic cricket, played the last of his last three Tests, scoring an average of over 41 against New Zealand in Dunedin in November 2009.
The 34-year-old leg-spinner was the only change after replacing all-rounder Shadab Khan.
But Alam stayed at the crease for just five minutes.
Batting with an extremely open stance, Alam was LBW from zero to four-ball as an all-rounder Vox.
Alam was initially not given out, but England’s review revealed that the ball was pitch in the line, with Alam hitting a four in front of the stumps.
An expected change occurred when batsman Jack Crowley returned in place of Ben Stokes, recalling England as well as Curren.
Star all-rounder Stokes is missing the last two matches of the series due to personal reasons after traveling to New Zealand with his ailing father.
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