James Anderson grabbed the limelight of everyone after bagging a 5-wicket haul in the ongoing India vs England 2nd Test at Lord’s cricket stadium in London. The England pacer gave a big blow to the Indian batting on Day 2 of the match, restricting India to 364-10 after reaching 276-3 on Day 1. However, this was not the first time that the right-arm pacer picked a five-for in a Test innings at the home of cricket.
There have been 7 times when James Anderson picked a fifer at Lord’s, registering his name at the Lord’s honours board. Out of his 7 fifers at the Lord’s stadium, 4 have arrived against India. In Test cricket, the 39-year-old pacer has picked 31 five-wicket hauls so far.
With 626 wickets in 304 innings, he is the 3rd highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Here we take a look at all the bowling triumphs of the English pacer at Lord’s cricket stadium in Tests. Below are James Anderson’s five-fors at Lord’s in Test cricket.
7. Zimbabwe- 5/73 (22 May 2003)
Anderson’s first fifer at Lord’s came long back in 2003 in a Test match against Zimbabwe. The right-arm pacer picked 5 wickets for 73 runs in his quota of 16 overs in the 1st innings. With his spectacular bowling, England bowled out Zimbabwe for 147 in the 1st innings and gave them a follow-on. Zimbabwe were later bowled out for 233 and lost the match by an innings and 92 runs. Earlier, England scored 472 runs while batting first in the match.