“He’s An Incredible Captain”, James Anderson Praises Ben Stokes

James Anderson
James Anderson

James Anderson Praises Ben Stokes: England cricket team are currently immersed in happiness and joy right after their historic victory against Pakistan in the first Test of England tour of Pakistan 2022.

James Anderson Praises Ben Stokes

England fast bowler James Anderson bowled a total of 46 overs in the 1st Test against Pakistan and bagged 5 wickets across two innings and become the bowler to bowl the most overs in the 1st Test against Pakistan as a fast bowler.

James Anderson said “Ben Stokes gives a lot of confidence. He’s an incredible captain” and went on to add “I don’t think I have actually seen anything like it. It’s probably one of the best wins I’ve been involved in, if not the best”, to a sports media.

With a total of 5 wickets in the 1st Test, James Anderson becomes the leading wicket-taker of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 with 55 wickets under his name followed by Ollie Robinson with 49 wickets.

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Winning the toss England opted to bat first and scored 657 runs for 10 wickets where Zak Crawley, Duckett, Ollie Pope, and Harry Brook scored centuries on the first day. James Anderson scored 6 runs in the first innings.

Pakistan ended up their inning with 579 runs where Babar Azam scored the team’s best; scored 136 runs from 168 balls for which former England captain Michael Vaughan praised him which received mixed reactions from cricket fans.

In the second inning, England scored 264 runs for 7 wickets and declared whereas Pakistan scored 268 runs after losing all their 10 wickets. With a difference of 74 runs, England won the first Test and leads the 3-match Test series which is a part of ICC WTC23.

The match gets into a huge drama towards the end where England was in need of 1 wicket to win the match while Mohammad Ali and Naseem Shah made a stand for nearly 8 overs and plans to draw the match.

Pakistan also seems to handle time-wasting statics by delaying the start of the match after the drinks break. With roughly 35 minutes maximum left for the closure of the game, Mohammad Ali has gone off to the dressing room for a restroom break which delayed the game.

In the end, Jack Leach dismissed Naseem Shah and bagged the 10th wicket of Pakistan’s second inning and led England to win the game by 74 runs. Notably, it was England’s first Test in Pakistan in around 17 years.

The second Test match of the series will be played on December 09 at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan while the last Test will be played on December 17.