James Anderson 1 wicket away to touch the milestone
Missed 4 catches in 36 balls! Otherwise, there would have been countless posts about Jimmy Anderson on social media. Anderson’s hymns were circulating in the media, and he had written many records. James Anderson is just 1 wicket to touch the milestone of getting 600 wickets on the 5th day.
That’s normal, never before has a pacer come close to taking 600 or more wickets in a Test. Anderson is standing very close to the milestone of 600 Test wickets, returning Abid Ali on the fourth rainy day in Southampton.
Only 56 overs were played on the 4th day due to rain and bad lights. In the end, as the light dimmed, English captain Joe Root was forced to bowl with a spinner for a while. However, credit should be given to the Pakistani batsmen who came down to bat in the second innings. Pakistan scored only 100 runs in 56 overs but lost only 2 wickets.
Shan Masood was dismissed for 18 and Abid Ali for 42. Azhar Ali, who scored 141 * in the 1st innings, is unbeaten on 29, while Babar Azam is unbeaten on 4. Rain is also forecast on the 5th day. Pakistan should be happy, the hosts should be disappointed. Especially, Jimmy Anderson, he would like to get enough time to get 1 wicket.