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.
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James Anderson who is marching in his 40s expressed his passion and love for the game by flexing his limit as a fast bowler.
Born in 1982, James Anderson made his Test debut in 2003 against Zimbabwe at Lord’s and took five wickets in an innings on debut and becomes the 42nd Englishman to do so.
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.
As a bowler, James Anderson bowled 22 overs and bagged 1 wicket at an economy rate of 2.40.
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.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 3, 2022
In the second inning, James Anderson bowled 24 overs and bagged 4 wickets at an economy rate of 1.50. Notably, James Anderson bowled more overs on comparing the remaining England bowlers in the 2nd innings.
Anderson was the first English bowler to reach 400, 500, and 600 wickets in Test matches. As of August 2022, he is ranked 6th in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings, having previously ranked in the top position at various times between 2016 and 2018.
In July 2021, in the 2021 County Championship, Anderson took his 1,000th first-class wicket.
In his prolonged career, James Anderson played 176 Tests, 194 ODIs, and 19 T20Is and bagged 672, 269, and 18 wickets respectively, and was recognized as one of the greatest red ball bowlers.