James Anderson makes the comeback memorable while he helps his side a crushing 330 run victory over Pakistan by taking three wickets in the second innings of the second test.
James Anderson, who came back from an injury bowled well with both new and old ball and was clearly the difference in the side that was lost to the hosts at Lords.
Pakistan, who were set to chase down a massive 565 runs target while batting second on the fourth day of the Old Trafford test, failed miserably and got bowled out for just 234 runs after the tea helping England record their fifth biggest test match win in terms of runs.
One thing that disturbed the England team was the injury of all-rounder who was moved out of the field on Monday after the second session, Ben Stokes didn’t quite have a big effect on the side but still was a key player to bowl and bat in the end of the innings.
Joe Root, who was undoubtedly the star of the match with his career best 254 in the first innings and 71 not out in the second innings, was given the man of the match due to his brilliant performance.
England’s two most senior batsmen in tests both batted for a day almost and added 173 runs for the second wicket. During the massive partnership Captain Cook scored a brilliant 76 not out along with Joe Root’s 71. Cook also smashed his 29th test hundred while scoring an unbeaten 105 not in the first innings as well.
Spectators managed to see Joe Root bat at number three in this series, which Cook thinks was a great step to have their best batsman batting at the top position and also added that the innings Root played was an extraordinary.
Disappointed Pakistan Captain Misbah-UL-Haq admitted in the presentation ceremony that his side was totally outplayed by the English team and the main difference in the two sides was the man of the match Joe Root who smashed 32f runs in the second test match.