Anderson kept waiting for 600th Test wicket as Pakistan dig in

first_imgENGLAND 1st innings 583 -8 declPakistan 1st inningsShan Masood lbw James Anderson 4Abid Ali c Dominic Sibley b James Anderson 1Azhar Ali Not Out 141Babar Azam lbw James Anderson 11Asad Shafiq c Joe Root b James Anderson 5Fawad Alam c Jos Buttler b Dom Bess 21Mohammad Rizwan c Jos Buttler b Chris Woakes 53Yasir Shah c Joe Root b Stuart Broad 20Shaheen Afridi c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 3Mohammad Abbas Run Out Stuart Broad 1Naseem Shah c Dominic Sibley b James Anderson 0Extras 2b 7lb 2nb 0pen 2w 13Total (93.0 overs) 273 all outFall of Wickets : 1-6 Khan, 2-11 Ali, 3-24 Azam, 4-30 Shafiq, 5-75 Alam, 6-213 Rizwan, 7-241 Shah, 8-247 Afridi, 9-261 Abbas, 10-273 ShahBowling : James Anderson 23 – 3 – 56 – 5, Stuart Broad 20 – 5- 40 – 2,Jofra Archer 17 – 3 – 58 – 0 (1w), Chris Woakes 15 – 2 – 42 – 1 ( 2nb), Dom Bess 18 – 2 – 68 – 1.PAKISTAN 2nd inningsShan Masood lbw Stuart Broad 18Abid Ali lbw James Anderson 42Azhar Ali Not Out 29Babar Azam Not Out 4Extras 0b 7lb 0nb 0pen 0w 7Total (56.0 overs) 100-2 SOUTHAMPTON (Reuters) – England bowler James Anderson moved one shy of 600 test wickets as he struck late on a frustrating and mainly forgettable fourth day of the third Test against Pakistan on Monday.Pakistan, who followed on after being bowled out for 273 in reply to England’s first innings 583-8 declared, ended the day on 100-2, still requiring 210 runs to make England bat again.England are looking to wrap up a 2-0 series win although today’s weather forecast is for heavy rain. Pakistan began the day having not started their second innings and crept along to 41 without loss before rain forced the players off for an early lunch.With England looking flat, both Pakistan openers looked comfortable although Anderson was denied a wicket in his third over of the day when Shan Masood edged behind but Jos Buttler failed to pouch what looked like a routine catch.When play resumed some three hours later after groundstaff mopped up the pitch, it was Anderson’s partner in crime Stuart Broad who made the initial breakthrough, nipping one back to Masood who was out lbw for 18 not playing a shot. Despite the lack of runs it was the longest opening stand against England since June 2016, spanning 23.4 overs.Spinner Dom Bess whirled away without success in a soporific afternoon session as Ali edged towards a half century.But with the old ball finally beginning to swing, Anderson then pinned him in front of his stumps and umpire Michael Gough raised his finger. Pakistan reviewed but the ball was shown to be just clipping leg stump. Anderson only managed one more over, however, before bad light and rain ended the day’s play with Pakistan’s captain Azhar Ali, a centurion in the first innings, on 29.Anderson will hope that the weather forecast for Tuesday improves so that he gets the chance to reach another milestone.Already England’s leading Test wicket taker, Anderson is behind only spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (800) of Sri Lanka, Australia’s Shane Warne (708) and India’s Anil Kumble (619).last_img

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