Under the captaincy of, Ben Stokes, England team is locking horns with Kane Williamson-led New Zealand in the first match of the three-match Test series at Lord’s. The marquee fast bowling pair of James Anderson and Stuart Broad is marking its return to the English test team. Both of them were dropped from the recently concluded away Test series against West Indies.
James Anderson announced his comeback with a fiery and unplayable opening spell. He looked as lethal as ever and made sure to get the team to a flyer as the pitch was assisting the seam bowlers. The Blackcaps batters were left perplexed throughout the opening spell of Anderson. Anderson bowled five maiden overs in his first six overs.
The 40-year-old seamer conceded just 4 runs and managed to scalp a couple of huge wickets in the tight spell. The right-arm fast bowler was spot-on with almost every delivery from the go. The veteran pacer ended up taking 4-wickets in the first innings. He missed out on a well-deserved five-wicket haul by just one wicket. However, the fiery spell from James Anderson helped England on the driving seat as the Blackcaps bundled out on the score of 132.
Here is the video of the phenomenal spell from James Anderson:
36 balls 🔴
5 maidens ⛔
4 Runs 🏏
2 Wickets ☝
Every ball from Jimmy's opening spell 😍 pic.twitter.com/BNcyQSgZ2t
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 2, 2022
England (playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson
New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult
Here is how the fans reacted to the phenomenal spell from James Anderson:
— Roshmi Banik 💗 (@roshmibanik_) June 2, 2022
See what that ball is doing? Particularly down the slope on those wickets ? It's why you can't win anywhere else in the world.
— CD (@Cd655321D) June 2, 2022
@BCCI can't relate ☺️
— Ishika (@IshikaMullick) June 2, 2022
@jimmy9 proud to be your great fan from India Jimmy..even at the age of 39 you are bowling exceptionally well…i will Always be your ardent fan..love you loads Jimmy…play well and make your fans proud..I love to the moon and back…💯🥂✌️
— sashank kumar (@Bablusasi7799) June 2, 2022
Ball by ball highlights walo ka dhandha khaoge
— 101 Gram (@VishaI_18) June 2, 2022