Anderson takes 5 as England power Pakistan to observe on

Southampton, August 24

James Anderson claimed his fifth wicket as England enforced the follow-on in opposition to Pakistan on the third day of the third and ultimate Test on the Rose Bowl on Sunday, regardless of a battling century by visiting skipper Azhar Ali.

Ali (141 not out) and Mohammad Rizwan (53) stitched collectively a 138-run partnership for the sixth wicket however Anderson helped to make sure the guests had been bowled out for 273 of their first innings to maintain England firmly within the driver’s seat in Southampton.

Rizwan was dismissed after tea off a Chris Woakes supply with Jos Buttler pulling off a diving catch to his left. His departure uncovered Pakistan’s tail as England ruthlessly pressed residence the benefit regardless of Ali reaching his 17th Test century.

Stuart Broad claimed his first wicket of the Test when he had Yasir Shah caught by Joe Root at second slip on 20 and struck once more to dismiss Shaheen Shah Afridi for 3, with Buttler taking one other spectacular catch behind the stumps.

Mohammad Abbas was subsequent to depart after being run out on one following a comical mix-up with Ali, who was making an attempt to retain the strike.

Anderson (5 for 56), who had claimed his fourth wicket of the innings within the opening session, accomplished his 29th five-for in Tests when he enticed Naseem Shah (0) to edge to Dom Sibley at third slip to wrap up the Pakistan innings.

Play was stopped resulting from unhealthy mild earlier than Pakistan may bat once more, with the guests trailing by 310 runs.

Anderson, England’s highest Test wicket-taker, is now two wickets away from changing into the primary tempo bowler to assert 600 Test dismissals.

Only spin bowlers Anil Kumble (619), Shane Warne (708) and Muttiah Muralitharan (800) have extra dismissals within the recreation’s longest format.

Zak Crawley (267) transformed his maiden century right into a double ton and shared a record-breaking 359-run partnership with Buttler (152) as England declared their first innings on 583-Eight on Saturday.

England, who maintain a 1-Zero lead, are edging in the direction of their first Test sequence win over Pakistan since 2010.

The hosts gained the opening match in Manchester by three wickets, and the rain-hit second recreation led to a draw. Reuters

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