James Anderson’s fantastic spell ahead of second Test
The victory at Lord’s in the first Test will be quite a memorable one for the Pakistanis as it marks their first win at the iconic venue in 20 years. It was a complete team performance from Pakistan as the visitors were fantastic in all departments. On the very first day, the Misbah Ul Haq led side pressed home an advantage as the Pakistani batsmen played with a lot of maturity and punished anything loose. The first innings of the game had a great impact on the eventual outcome in the end.
However, a massive threat looms in store for Pakistan as England’s all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson is now fit and raring to go on his home turf in Manchester. Anderson’s absence in the first game was dearly felt by England as the hosts couldn’t break brewing partnerships and found no answers to the solid defense of Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul Haq and middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq.
After passing his fitness test with flying colors for Lancashire, Anderson was named in the 14 man squad for the second test. The form displayed by Anderson in the county fixture will surely play on the minds of the Pakistani batsmen. Anderson was quite lethal and swung the ball viciously and displayed no signs of rust at all. His delivery moving away from the left-hander was just too good as he bamboozled a couple of batsmen with his sheer class.
England’s advantage further amplifies as their record at Old Trafford has been exceptional, to say the least. To add to that, with James Anderson returning to hog the limelight, things look way too challenging for the Pakistani batsmen.
Below, is the video of Anderson’s spell for Lancashire in a recent county game.
Check out for yourself the threat possessed by England’s greatest ever pacer.
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