In cricket, usually, players’ forms witness a dip when they go on to the late 30s but it has not been the case for James Anderson. Anderson, 40-year-young, produced a stunning delivery on Saturday during England’s Test against South Africa at Old Trafford to clean up Dean Elgar in style.
After a humiliating defeat in the opening game of the three-match Test series, England made a strong comeback in the second match at Old Trafford against South Africa. At the time of writing, the Dean Elgar-led side was left reeling at 88/3 in the second innings, still trailing by 176 runs to make England bat again. Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen were looking good at the crease, scoring 20 and 14 respectively.
On Saturday, fans, as well as English cricketers leaped in joy when James Anderson produced an unplayable delivery to dismiss Elgar for 11. It happened during the 13th over of South Africa’s innings when Anderson bowled a back-of-a-length delivery nipping away. Elgar tried to stay on the line and as a result of missing out on the length, the ball went on to rattle the off stump which went or a cartwheel.
Anderson seemed delighted after England’s wicket and so are the others. Here is the video o the brilliant delivery from James Anderson:
He is something else 😍
Sound on! 🔊
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England (Playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson
South Africa (Playing XI): Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi