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The New Zealand team is on a tour of England under the leadership of acting captain Tom Latham. Both teams are playing the second of the three-match Test Series at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge Stadium. The English team is leading the series with a score line of 1-0 after a five-wicket win in the first Test played at Lords.
Recently, the English bowling legend James Anderson has achieved a milestone of 650 wickets in Test cricket. Now, he is the third bowler in the list of all-time leading wicket-takers in Test cricket. But who would believe that the bowling great Jimmy has also showcased his skills in batting?
English skipper decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Batting first, the visitors posted a mammoth total of 553 runs with the batting heroics of Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell. Both batters scored centurion innings of 190 and 106 respectively. Senior pacer James Anderson went on to scalp 3 wickets in the first innings.
Batting in response to New Zealand’s 553, the hosts managed to put a total of 539 runs, thanks to the amazing innings from Ollie Pope and Joe Root of 145 and 176 respectively.
At the end of England’s inning, James Anderson and Jack Leach were playing in the middle. Michael Bracewell was bowling to James Anderson; he smashed a four on the third ball of Bracewell’s over. Following the third ball, Jimmy played an unorthodox reverse sweep shot to hit another boundary on the fourth ball of the over.
First Joe Root and now James Anderson with an unorthodox shot. pic.twitter.com/5A2vhGGxEL
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Although, James Anderson’s wicket was scalped by Michael Bracewell only with the help of a stump out from wicketkeeper Tom Blundell.
Speaking of the current position of the game, Latham’s men have scored 224 runs with the loss of 7 wickets in the second innings. Matthew Potts has picked two wickets so far. Whereas James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Jack Leach have claimed one wicket each in the second innings.