Anderson haul embarrasses Pakistan

England bowler takes first 10-wicket Test haul as tourists slump to 80 all out.

    Anderson gets the plaudits from Pietersen as Pakistan capitulate [GALLO/GETTY]

    James Anderson took his first 10-wicket haul as Pakistan slumped to their lowest total against England in the first Test at Trent Bridge.

    Set a world-record 435 to win, the tourists were bowled out for 80 in 29 overs after resuming on 15 for three on the fourth day.

    Anderson's 11-71 over both innings helped to wrap up a fragile batting lineup as England took Pakistan's last seven wickets in just under two hours on Sunday.

    Number ten Danish Kaneria top-scored with 16 not out and was one of only two batsmen to reach double figures.

    The total fell short of Pakistan's previous low against England, which was 87 at Lord's in 1954.

    Fast bowler Anderson followed his five-for-54 in the first innings with another inspired spell of swing bowling in cloudy conditions, in front of a stadium about a quarter-full given the likelihood of a swift end to the match.

    The shell-shocked Pakistanis will need to rally quickly as the second Test in the four-match series begins at Edgbaston on Friday.

    England set up the win with a first-innings 354 courtesy of 130 by Eoin Morgan.

    Pakistan then slumped to 182, before England's 262 for nine declared when wicketkeeper Matt Prior made an unbeaten 102.


    Pakistan, who lost their 2006 series in England 3-0, avoided their lowest Test total of 53 – made against Australia in Sharjah in 2002 – when Kaneria clipped Anderson through midwicket for a boundary.

    Day four scorecard

    England first innings 354
    Pakistan first innings 182
    England second innings 262-9 dec

    Pakistan second innings (o/n 15-3)
    Imran Farhat c Strauss b Anderson 15
    Salman Butt c Collingwood b Broad 8
    Azhar Ali lbw b Broad 0
    Umar Amin lbw b Anderson 1
    Mohammad Aamer c Pietersen b Finn 4
    Umar Akmal lbw b Anderson 4
    Shoaib Malik c Collingwood b Anderson 9
    Kamran Akmal lbw b Finn 0
    Umar Gul c Collingwood b Anderson 9
    Danish Kaneria not out 16
    Mohammad Asif c Swann b Anderson 0
    Extras 14

    Total (all out; 29 overs) 80
    FoW 1-10 2-10 3-11 4-31 5-37 6-41 7-41 8-50 9-65

    He also pulled Finn for a six and a four as England's fielders smiled wryly.

    For the first half-hour England bowled without the discipline of the previous evening when their lines and lengths were perfect.

    Instead, Anderson and Stuart Broad often bowled wide of the mark as the batsmen rarely had to play a stroke.

    Anderson soon improved his accuracy and struck in the eighth over of the day when Imran Farhat edged him to Andrew Strauss at first slip.

    That was 31 for four, and Anderson soon surprised right-hander Umar Akmal by swinging the ball into his pads as opposed to bowling his stock out-swing delivery.

    Umar chose to review the dismissal but Asoka de Silva's decision was upheld by the third umpire.

    Pakistan slumped to 41 for seven when night-watchman Mohammad Aamer's stubborn innings of four – from an hour at the crease – ended when he drove Steven Finn to Kevin Pietersen low down in the gully.

    It was Finn's fourth ball of the morning, and he struck again in his next over by snaring Kamran Akmal, though replays showed the call was incorrect.

    Umar Gul, who slapped a career-best 65 not out in the first innings, was the eighth man to perish when he was brilliantly caught by Paul Collingwood above his head at third slip.

    Anderson's maiden 10-wicket Test haul came when Shoaib Malik edged him to Collingwood, at ankle height.

    He added an 11th victim when last man Mohammad Asif edged him to Graeme Swann at second slip for a duck.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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