On Friday, England pacer James Anderson takes his 31st wicket by five wickets in Test cricket against India at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Anderson removes the well-established Rohit Sharma (83) and Cheteshwar Pujara (9) on the opening day of the second Test before returning to complete his fifer by dismissal Ajinkya Rahane (1), Ishant Sharma (8) and Jasprit Bumrah (0) on day 2.
Anderson, 39, has now become the oldest fast bowler to take five wickets in a Test in the past 70 years. South Africa’s Geoff Chubb was the oldest pacemaker to score a five-wicket wicket in Test cricket. Chubb achieved this record performance against England in Manchester in 1951 at the age of 40.
Anderson is gone too Ravichandran Ashwin at the back of the list of the most fifteen in red ball cricket.
Here’s how Twitterati greeted the lifeless Anderson:
@ jimmy9 you beauty !! 🙌💪
You just can not keep this guy out of the game. Absolutely incredible.
– Sandeep Lamichhane (@ Sandeep25) 13 August 2021
Another fiver for Jimmy Anderson. Man he’s good. I swear he’s not getting old 😂 #ENGvIND
-Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) 13 August 2021
How good !! @ jimmy9 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 13 August 2021
A 31st wicket for five wickets for James Anderson!
– ICC (@ICC) 13 August 2021
39 years. 30 overs. 31st wicket with 5 wickets. The brilliance and fitness of Jimmy Anderson is unmatched. 🐐
Bend @ jimmy9.
– Karna (@ KarnaMalde7) 13 August 2021
Oldest pacers who have taken on 5 passengers against India in the last 20 years:
39y 14d – James Anderson 🏴 (in 1st hostel) at Lord’s, 2021
36y 10d – James Anderson 🏴 (in 1st hostel) at Lord’s, 2018#ENGvIND
– Rhitankar Bandyopadhyay (@ rhitankar8616) 13 August 2021
James Anderson in this test series:
He was half fit before the Test match and took 5 wickets, more importantly, 29 overs. The wicket score moves to 626 in Test cricket – one of the best ever.
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) 13 August 2021
– CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) 13 August 2021
– James (@Surreycricfan) 13 August 2021
What a legend Anderson is not 🐐🐐
– (.. (@ iBeingAyaan49) 13 August 2021
James Anderson had a fiver against India at Lord’s in 2007, 2011, 2018 and now 2021.
– Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) 13 August 2021
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