James Anderson: Top 5 bowling performances in Test Cricket at Lord's
James Anderson is one of the greatest bowlers of all time in test cricket. He is currently fifth on the list of highest wicket-takers in tests. He is a nightmare to batsmen on any day and only few can claim to have got the better of him.
In 142 tests, Anderson has 557 scalps to his name at an average of 26.89. He has picked up more than 5 wickets in an innings on 26 occasions and more than 10 wickets in a match on 3 occasions. When he finishes his career, he will go down as one of the finest fast-bowlers to ever play the sport.
Anderson played 23 test matches at Lord's and has picked up 103 wickets. It is safe to say it is one of his most favourite grounds. We look at his top 5 bowling performances in tests at the Mecca of Cricket.
#5 5/65 vs India, 2011
This was a season to forget for India. In 2011, India went to England for a 4-matches test series and got white-washed,4-0. In the first test, India won the toss and chose to field first. England declared a huge total of 474/8 on the back of Kevin Pietersen's 202.
India in their first innings could only score 286 runs before they got all-out. Rahul Dravid scored a very memorable century but no one else could get it going as Broad picked up 4 wickets and annihilated India.
England who came out to bat for the final time in the match declared at 269/6 setting a huge target of 458 runs. India were bundled out for a mere 261 runs with Anderson contributing in a huge way picking up 5 wickets for just 65 runs. He got the very crucial wickets of Indian veterans, Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman. Kevin Pietersen was adjudged the man of the match for his double century in the first innings.