The English pacer James Anderson delivered a peach of a delivery to dismiss New Zealand opener, Tom Latham in the 2nd innings of the Nottingham Test. England and New Zealand are currently squaring off in the 2nd Test of the three-match series at the Trent Bridge Nottingham.
The home side walked into the game with an extra oomph of confidence after securing a bold victory in the Lord’s Test. However, the visitors made an extraordinary comeback by piling up a massive total of 553/10 in the first innings, courtesy of the centuries from Tom Blundell and Daryl Mitchell. The veteran pacer James Anderson was the best bowler for England in the first innings, who returned with three wickets in his account.
In reply, England also gave a befitting response with the bat as they scored 539/10 in the first innings, owing to the centuries from Joe Root and Ollie Pope. Meanwhile, the Kiwis still managed to secure 14 runs lead in the first innings.
James Anderson completes 650 wickets in Test cricket
The legendary pacer Jimmy Anderson rewrites the history books by scalping 650 Test wickets in his career. The pacer bowled a peach of a delivery to dismiss New Zealand opener Tom Latham in the 2nd innings.
On the 5th delivery of the first over, James Anderson came round the wicket to bowl an incoming delivery from a good length. Tom Latham judged the line wrong and shouldered his arms to leave the delivery. However, the ball came in and held its line instead and Latham could hear the death rattle behind him.
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650th Test wicket for James Anderson. One of the greatest of all time, what a bowler! pic.twitter.com/dz06EOUjIF
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 13, 2022
With this wicket, James Anderson completed 650 wickets in 171 Tests at an average of 26.49.
Talking about the match, New Zealand are 157/4 in the 2nd innings at the time of the writing. The Kiwis have a 171-run lead as Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell are batting in the middle.