Fast bowler James Anderson helped England seal a massive 354-run win over Pakistan here on Sunday, by taking six wickets in the visitors second innings, and eleven overall.
England needed less than a session to complete the victory over Pakistan on day four of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
Anderson ended up with match figures of 11 for 71. This was his first ten-wicket haul Test matches. He was playing in his 49th Test. Anderson’s bowling feat is the best match analysis by an England bowler since Matthew Hoggard collected 12 for 205 against South Africa at the Wanderers in January 2005.
Pakistan, resuming on 15 for the loss of three wickets, capitulated quickly, crashing to 80 all out fifteen minutes before the scheduled lunch break.
Pakistan crumbled to their lowest Test score against England in England, failing to pass the 87 made in the country’s third Test, at Lord’s 56 years ago.
Pakistan will now face England in the second Test at Edgbaston.
The score card in brief is as follows: England 354 (Morgan 130, Collingwood 82, Asif 5-77) and 262 for 9 declared (Prior 102*, Gul 3-41) beat Pakistan 182 (Gul 65*, Anderson 5-54) and 80 (Anderson 6-17) by 354 runs. (ANI)