India Vs England 5th Test Day 5: James Anderson Breaks Glenn McGrath’s Record
England’s James Anderson took the last wicket to wind up as the best quick bowler in Test cricket and secure a 118-run triumph in the 5th Test against India at The Oval.
The 36-year-old rocked the stumps of Mohammed Shami, to guarantee his 564th wicket, outperforming the record of Australia’s Glenn McGrath. It anchored a 4-1 series triumph for England, who were held up for a significant part of the 5th day, courtesy of hundreds scored by KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant.
Be that as it may, a dazzling leg-break from Adil Rashid expelled Rahul as the visitors tumbled from 325-5 to 345 in no time.
Anderson drew level with McGrath’s record with two speedy wickets, however he and England could not constrain triumph on Tuesday until late into the last session.
“It has taken something very special to remove Rahul”
Stunning innings from the Indian batsman but Rashid rips one in the rough and England have their breakthrough.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) September 11, 2018
Rahul and Pant’s 204-run stand gave India some hope an unrealistic triumph, however Rashid expelled the two players in progressive overs, to allow England a much deserved win.
The last three wickets fell rapidly: Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja both edged Sam Curran behind before Anderson played Shami with a full, straight delivery.
The players were then lead out of the field, by Alastair Cook in his last Test series for England.
4-1 England, when it could so easily been 3-2 India. It’s been a disappointing series for an Indian fan but surely a nail biting one.
The 1st test 31 run loss is still hurting. Maybe things could have been different…#ENGvIND
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) September 11, 2018
India lose 4-1 in England. Lost last series in England too.
Pakistan draw 1-1 this summer. Last time they drew 2-2.
Should India be getting the 5 Test series or Pakistan?
— Dennis Siddle (@DennisCricket_) September 9, 2018
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